By Joyce Williams

Virtual breastfeeding support group offers a safe space for Black families

August 25 to 31is Black Breastfeeding Week


August 25, 2022

Alicia and family

When Alicia, a Black mom in southeast Michigan, had her daughter, she already knew she would breastfeed. Breastfeeding started out well but when she moved to a different hospital room, her baby stopped breastfeeding. She was discharged before she could meet with a lactation specialist who helps mothers with breastfeeding. She was very frustrated. "If there are problems, the docs will suggest formula. They won't work with you on your choice to breastfeed. They don't work with you where you are," says Alicia.

"Unfortunately, it happens all the time," says Anjanette (AJ) Davenport Hatter, LMSW...

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