The History of Breastfeeding and Generational Trauma
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What have you heard about breastfeeding? In the black community, there are several myths and facts that have kept most black mothers from breastfeeding. We are celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week and we thought it was no better time to discuss the history of breastfeeding in the United States. There has been a movement in recent years, and as a result, we have seen an increase in breastfeeding occurring in black mothers. Prior to this it would not have been uncommon for black mothers to shy away from breastfeeding their babies.  Historically black slaves were forced to be wet nurses for the children of their slave owners, most times at the detriment of their own newborn babies. This left a traumatic and generational distaste for breastfeeding in black communities. In today's episode we have our in-house mama here to remove stigmas surrounding black breastfeeding. Our very own co-host Johane Filemon discusses the truth about breastfeeding in America and shares tips on how to support and educate yourself if you choose to breastfeed.  Email Us: [email protected] Connect with Johane: IG: @wonderfullynutritious FB: Wonderfully Nutritious by Johane Website: ( Connect with Kim: IG: @kimrosedietitian Website: ( YouTube: (
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