Launch Black Breastfeeding 360 Resource Center

This week Kimberly Seals Allers, journalist and author of The Mocha Manual series of books, launched Black Breastfeeding 360° (BB360°), a new online multi-media resource. BB360° aims to transform how black breastfeeding issues are covered and researched.

Black Breastfeeding 360
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Please Note: I attended the event as media. No compensation was received. Views expressed are always 100% my own.

During the event Kimberly explained why she founded Black Breastfeeding 360.
“Over the past decade, as I’ve worked as a journalist, commentator and consultant on the African-American motherhood experience, I became deeply frustrated by the lack of credible information as to why African-American women have had significantly lower breastfeeding initiation rates for more than 40 years, “BB360° is a place for us to tell our breastfeeding story”


Black Breastfeeding 360
photo credit: Women's eNews

Also at the event was special guest Tonya Lewis Lee, Author, award-winning TV producer, face of a national infant mortality campaign and Spike Lee's wife. Tonya spoke about how important it is to have a resources that speak to our community.

Black Breastfeeding 360
Black Breastfeeding 360

Women's eNews Black Maternal Health editor, Dalila Paul with Linda of NYC Single Mom and Kimberly of Foodie City Mom. photo credit: Women's eNews

The event was attended by many within the African American community who wanted to learn more about the issues surrounding black women and breastfeeding. During the event I spoke with someone who, like many, thought all black women just breastfeed without any problems. She was was shocked to learn about the statics surrounding black moms and breastfeeding.

Black Breastfeeding 360

For me that conversation spoke volumes about the need to spread more awareness. Thankfully BB360° features an collection of international articles, interviews and research along with audio and video "diaries" of black mothers and fathers.

This collection offers insight into the complexities of breastfeeding awareness and social acceptance within the black community; media stereotypes; infant formula marketing; the lack of multi-generational support for breastfeeding, etc

From media professionals, to content producers and editors, to men and women, ALL can find helpful resources written specifically for an African-American and pan-African audience—and will hear the voices and see the faces of other breastfeeding women all over the world.

To learn more visit: www.mochamanual.com/bb360
Follow Us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/BlackBF360
Like Us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BB360



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