Philadelphia, PA – Normalize Breastfeeding Tour

I touched down in Philadelphia just in time to celebrate Black Breastfeeding Week with one of our local chapters. If I were to tell the stories behind HOW we plan these tour stops that would be another blog in and of itself! I ...

New Orleans, LA – Normalize Breastfeeding Tour: Up Against Some of the Lowest Rates in the Country

Normally, I fly in on a Thursday so that I have time to get settled. For this particular location, I felt that it was important to consider the needs of my family first. I made arrangements to change my flight to leave on Friday ...

EXCLUSIVE: “Breastfeeding Supporters” Leave BFMT for Celebrating #BBW16: #CommitToSomething #NormalizeBreastfeeding

The owner of Breastfeeding Mama Talk, Kristy Kemp, has used her platform to support breastfeeding in many ways. Last week, she aligned her community with the efforts of Black Breastfeeding Week, which is celebrated annually August ...

San Diego Judoka Breastfeeds Toddler at California State Games: Featuring Heisei Judo Dojo at Southwestern College

If you are following my personal profile on Facebook you know that I have been training Judo at the Heisei Judo Dojo in Chula Vista twice a week for more than a year! I have been making an effort recently to be more consistent with ...

Countless Black Breastfeeding Moms Share Gripping Dad-With-Baby Photos: Community Trail Blazers: Mocha Milkies Cafe - Breastfeeding Support for Black Moms

It is undeniable when you turn on your television today, that you will see and hear about negative stories regarding black men in the media. Day after day, month after month, year after year, the body count grows in street wars and ...

Our Bodies Are Wondrous Things, Let’s Trust Them: Featured Photographer - Lacey Barratt Photography

When I was pregnant with my first son, I always wondered what breastfeeding would feel like. If it would be ‘weird’ having another human ‘suck’ milk from my body. I thought it sounded nice, nourishing another ...

Third Nurse-In at Idaho State Capitol for National Awareness: End the Discrimination, For Mothers & Babies

After speaking with Boise, Idaho mom, Amy Miller, about the difficulty in attempting to pass statewide breastfeeding laws to protect mothers and children from discrimination while nursing in public, it is now time that we go full swing ...

Episode #3: Black Breastfeeding History Documentary

WATCH LIVE 6/12/15 @ 830am EST   I talk with Afrykayn Moon, mother and breastfeeding advocate about her feature-length documentary film, currently in the funding stage, which focuses on exploring the disparaging breastfeeding ...

FedEx Claims Rep Offers Apology for not Shipping Breast Milk: Mom Shares Breast Milk Transport Incident

Since I was a little girl I knew that when it was my turn to become a mother, I was going to breastfeed. I grew up learning that ‘Breast is Best’, about the benefits to breastfeeding for mother and child. I have been breastfeeding my ...

Advocating for Moms Did Not Come From My Personal Experience: Community Trail Blazer | Kristy Kemp, BFMT

Let me start off by saying that my love for breastfeeding certainly did not come from my own personal experience with it. When I had my son a little over 4 years ago I did not have far as much knowledge for breastfeeding and many other ...

Rape Victims in Breastfeeding Families Are Suffering in Silence: Red My Lips 2015

Alongside this Breastfeeding Awareness Media Campaign, I have had the opportunity to use my photography to help another important and very personal campaign, Red My Lips. This International Non Profit Organization runs a month-long ...

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12 Real Life Photos of Black Mothers Breastfeeding, Regardless of What Statistics Say: You Can no longer deny why We Need Black Breastfeeding Week

It is understood around the world that women of color, specifically black women, face the most complex challenges in maternal, birth, and breastfeeding support. Maternal death, black infant mortality, and black breastfeeding rates at ...

I am Enough: Mom Thoughts by Jessica T.

“I’m sitting here rocking Sister… She fell asleep while nursing. I was going to lay her down because I “have so much to do” but I just keep rocking. ‘One more minute’ I keep telling myself but ...

Reading About the Benefits of Breastfeeding Helped me Make My Decision: Community Trailblazer, Kristina Pulistar - Founder of Milk for Brixton Project

No one in my immediate family breastfed, I was never around it, in fact I had never even SEEN someone nurse their baby until I was 23 years old. I was a nanny and the mother nursed her baby on her work from home days. It wasn’t ...

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A long, long road to Exclusively Breastfeeding my Baby: Breastfeeding Story by Vanessa Simmons

Ever since I was a little girl, my plan was to follow in my mother’s footsteps by birthing naturally and by breastfeeding my babies. I am extremely grateful that she provided this example for me because it has fostered health and ...

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