Learn about this entrepreneurial doula team and what they have planned for Black Breastfeeding Week.
We knew that Black women wanted their births photographed. We knew Black women wanted to be pampered and cared for during their pregnancy and postpartum. We knew Black women and families wanted pregnancy and childbirth education that was culturally specific and intuitive. We knew Black women were building communities around pregnancy and motherhood and wanted to create space around each of those things.
Here’s what they have planned for Black Breastfeeding Week:
CBC makes an effort to bring a cultural context to all mothering issues and provide support that is meaningful to Black mamas and families. Our hope in hosting this event, is to celebrate and honour the emotional, physical, psychological commitment that is required to breastfeed as well as address the historical narrative of Black women and their bodies in this country.
Here’s some advice they have for doulas just starting out:
Tayo & Toni will be Bebo Mia’s next guest speakers on The Doula Memoirs! Be sure to tune in here on Thursday, August 30th at 12 PM EST.
Black Breastfeeding Week is in its 6th annual year. Nourishing our families, communities and futures, and with the theme of #LoveOnTop, “Black Breastfeeding Week was created because for over 40 years there has been a gaping racial disparity in breastfeeding rates. The most recent CDC data show that 75% of white women have ever breastfed versus 58.9% of black women.” Read why we need a Black Breastfeeding Week here.
Want to help educate people prenatally and during postpartum about breastfeeding? Check out bebo mia’s Breastfeeding Educator Certification. Feel confident answering all your client’s breastfeeding questions!
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