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February 24th 2014:Breastfeeding and Black Families

Although rates of breastfeeding are generally on the rise, new data show that rates of breastfeeding initiation and duration continue to be lower among black mothers than among those of other ethnic groups. Join host Marie Biancuzzo and special guest Kimberly Seals Allers for discussion of cultural norms, particular challenges, and ways of supporting black families in initiating and continuing breastfeeding. Find out about the possible influence of socioeconomic, cultural, and parenting perspectives. Learn how health care providers, public health advocates, media, family, employers, and commun

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Kimberly Seals Allers

Kimberly Seals Allers is an award-winning journalist and nationally-recognized commentator on motherhood and breastfeeding in the African American community. A former senior editor at Essence magazine, she is the author of “The Mocha Manual” series and co-author of “Giving Notice: Why the Best and Brightest are Leaving the Workplace.” In 2011, Kimberly was named an IATP Food and Community Fellow for the Kellogg Foundation’s effort to increase awareness of the “first food”—breast milk—in vulnerable communities. She has been selected by the United States Breastfeeding Committee as a lead commentator for the national “Break Time for Nursing Mothers” campaign, and writes for several popular onl
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