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Voices of Black Mothers Mothers' Stories

Angie Forsett, California, USA   Angie’s story from Free To Breastfeed. Voices of Black Mothers I got pregnant while training with the women’s national volleyball team. Breastfeeding was far away from my mind since I had, like, negative-A cups! But once the initial shock of the pregnancy set in, I began to romanticize what it would be like to hold, cuddle, and even nurse a...

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Jeanine Valrie Logan Mothers' Stories

Natalie D. Preston-Washington Photo: Jeanine-Valrie-Logan  Excerpted from from Free to Breastfeed: Voices of Black Mothers published by Praeclarus Press, used with permission. Black mothers: let a tradition be born There is no legacy of breastfeeding on my side of the family. I am my parent’s only child and my mother did not breastfeed me. Nor did her sister breastfeed her daughter, which explains why my...

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