This week (August 25 – August 31) marks the 6th Annual Black Breastfeeding Week. You may be asking yourself why we need a Black Breastfeeding Week? How does race affect breastfeeding? I thought it was as simple as putting...
National Breastfeeding Month is still in full swing through August 31stso lets keep up the good work celebrating, promoting and normalizing breastfeeding.  Furthermore, we are celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week through August 31st to bring awareness to the benefits of Black...
I’m curious. Have you tried breastfeeding in public? Or do you want to… and then stop yourself out of shame, fear, or insecurities about what people around you will think?  You’re not alone, Mama. These days, intense controversy surrounds breastfeeding and...
Is Breastfeeding Really A Choice? When I was pregnant I was regularly asked if I would breastfeed. My reply of “I’m going to try” left many people confused and prompted a few insensitive remarks. My pregnancy was high risk due to...
Five years ago I became a mom for the first time. Like most parents, I had compiled a list of advice on breastfeeding. From classes at the Breastfeeding Center, to lotions and tips on how to produce more milk....
Like so many others, I planned on exclusively breastfeeding when I was pregnant with my first child. I had seen my mom, aunts, cousins, and older sister nurse their children all my life, and without much thought, I knew...

Breast Is Best?

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Breast is best.  During my pregnancy, this slogan was like saying, "the sky is blue," or "the Earth is round." It was an indisputable fact. As such, anything other than breastfeeding one's baby is NOT the best. Like other parents,...

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DC’s Best-Kept Secrets for Airplane-Loving Kiddos (and Parents)

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Sure, the Air and Space Museum is one of DC’s most popular sites for tourists and locals alike. Its downtown location—and its sister site...