The Mommy Factor

The Mommy Factor

Monday, January 25, 2010

Minority Moms & Breastfeeding : Teri’s Interview

How are minority moms succeeding with breastfeeding? This was my thought after attending the Bravado Breastfeeding Information Council (BBIC) launch event where research and findings based on 17 years of expertise on 80,000 moms were shared and discussed.

At this event I was one of two minority moms listening to the info on location. The other mom was American of Asian decent. The moms on the panel for this event included Kimberly Seals Allers, author of The Mocha Manual. After the event, I talked to Kimberly about the data shared and what it means for the moms within our community.

Weeks after the event I was still curious so I decided to interview some minority moms within my social network. The respond and info shared from the moms is so encouraging that each week I’ll post a different interview.

This weeks interview is with Teri who considers herself African-American from multi-racial parents. Her dad is Indian(South Asian)/South American(German descent). Her mom’s parents were both biracial one half hispanic the other black/white. Teri’s daughter is now 9, but she nursed her from birth until she was nearly 4.

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