Kicking off Black Breastfeeding Week

Black Breastfeeding Week kicks off today, amid a much larger conversation about health equity and racial disparities in care. In this week's Breastfeeding Leadership Series interview, Pacify provider and IBCLC Tonya Daniel explains to Chief Clinical Officer Melanie Silverman how Black Breastfeeding Week can raise awareness about reducing health disparities through compassionate care and cultural familiarity. 

"[Black Breastfeeding Week] elevates the voices of black families....and uplifts the moms that are saying 'I want to be able to change the narrative for my children, and my children's children.'

The root of why there's a disparity in the first place is the inequity - the lack of compassionate care, the lack of cultural humility.  Black Breastfeeding Week not only uplifts the families, but it also brings to light the root cause - that we need to fix this inequity."

Tonya Daniel, IBCLC, LCCE, CD/BDT (DONA)

ABOUT BLACK BREASTFEEDING WEEK

It's the 9th year of Black Breastfeeding Week. This year, the theme is The Big Pause: Collective Rest For Collective Power.

For more information check out the top five reasons we need a Black Breastfeeding Week.

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