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Breastfeeding Is Not a Black Thing?

Breastfeeding is supposed to be a natural next step after a child comes into the world.  It’s natural right?  Well, black women are and have been getting major heat over this decision for years.  It appears that within the last 30 years, black women have not been representing well in this area.  And not only is there immense criticism, but some of the questions being, insensitively, asked are:  “Are they putting their careers before the baby thing?” “Are they not physically able to produce the milk that breastfeeding requires?” Continue reading