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What No One Tells Black Women About Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is good for mom and baby but stigma and medical discrimination keep many Black women from trying

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After Kimberly Seals Allers gave birth to her son, she went to a local La Leche League meeting to get support from other breastfeeding moms. “But there was nobody who looked like me, and certainly…

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