Lactation and Legacy: Celebrating the Black Leaders of La Leche League USA

by LLL Leader Tyler Griffin, Certified Lactation Educator Black History Month is more than just a month; it is a time dedicated to honoring the achievements and contributions of African-Americans. The New Beginnings team is set to feature… Read More

Shanice’s Story: Addressing My Mental Health Improved My Breastfeeding Journey

Shanice Linnen, South Carolina Editor’s Note: Black Breastfeeding Week is celebrated August 25-31, 2023. This year’s theme is BBW 2023: We Outside! Celebrating Connection & Our Communities. For more information about this week and planned events, go to… Read More

Black Breastfeeding Week 2022: Spotlight on Author and Lactation Consultant Nasheeda Pollard

Editor’s Note: Black Breastfeeding Week is celebrated August 25-31. This year marks the 10th anniversary of this special week of National Breastfeeding Month. The 2022 theme is “BBW2022: 10 Years, A New Foundation.” In this week’s blog post,… Read More

Celebrate National Breastfeeding Month

Debbi Heffern, St. Louis, Missouri LLL USA Representative to United States Breastfeeding Committee August is National Breastfeeding Month! Each year, we celebrate all the breastfeeding, chestfeeding, and human milk feeding families across the USA and everyone who supports… Read More

Black Breastfeeding Week: Sarai’s Story

Sarai Yasharala, Montgomery, Alabama Editor’s Note: Black Breastfeeding Week is celebrated the last seven days of August from August 25-31, 2021. The 2021 Black Breastfeeding Week theme is “The Big Pause: Collective Rest for Collective Power.” This year… Read More

Imbued With Nutritional Riches: A Black Mother’s Breastfeeding Journey

Denys Symonette Mitchell, Prince Georges County, Maryland Editor’s Note: This article was originally published at during National Breastfeeding Month in August 2020. We know the statistics. We’re familiar with the trends. The organizational one-pagers, mission statements and… Read More