African American moms and breastfeeding:  A podcast interview with Kathi Barber

February 19, 2014

African American women breastfeedingAfrican American women have the lowest breastfeeding rates in the U.S.  But it wasn’t always that way.

In this podcast interview, Kathi Barber, author of The Black Woman’s Guide to Breastfeeding and Lactation Management: Strategies for Working with African American Moms, discusses the history of breastfeeding in the black community, from a strong African breastfeeding tradition, through slavery and wet nursing, to the present day.  She also provides guidance for breastfeeding support people working with African American mothers.

You can listen to this podcast using the player below!



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