Racial Equity

Asian Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Task Force (APIBTF)

BreastfeedLA (breastfeedla.org) and the Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (ASAP!) Breastfeeding Task Force of Alameda County, the Asian Pacific Islander Breastfeeding Task Force (APIBTF), breastfeedla.org/aapi-breastfeeding-task-force/) is conducting a nationwide landscape analysis of lactation resources available to Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities.  As part of this project, they are seeking to compile and create a resource directory to …

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Protect Pregnant People From Climate Change

Pregnant people and children – and particularly people of color – are disproportionately exposed to the health harms from climate change. And as a “threat multiplier,” climate change intersects with and amplifies existing disparities in baseline health, access to healthcare, and poverty. Learn more at our upcoming webinar. We need your help today in calling on North …

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First Food Equity | A Shared Responsibility

Even though it’s legal to breastfeed in public in all 50 states, there are countless instances of people being asked to leave or cover up – or even having the police called – while nursing. Many of the impacted families are families of color – specifically, undocumented families, immigrant families, and families who have been …

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Black Reproductive Justice Policy Agenda

We recently had the opportunity to review the National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda that was recently released, and we wanted to share with the Breastfeed Durham network. Black Reproductive Justice Policy Agenda (PDF) Reproductive Justice (RJ) is a collective framework grounded in human rights and Black Feminist theory that centers the intersectional impact of …

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Breastfeed Med. 2015 Feb 1; 10(1): 45–62. doi: 10.1089/bfm.2014.0023

Talking About Racism

Talking to your children about racism while trying to breastfeed a newborn is hard. Sometimes pregnancy or the birth of a new sibling can bring up questions about self-identity or family identity. We want to share some resources and articles on talking to your children about racism. Breastfeeding Family Friendly Community Global reminded us, “let’s not …

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Asian and Pacific Islander Equity

Photo from “Elisabeth Millay/BreastfeedLA and API Breastfeeding Task Force.” The murders in March of eight individuals in Atlanta, including six Asian and Asian American women, weighs heavily on Breastfeed Durham, a community committed to equity and a family-friendly environment for everyone in Durham. These attacks come amidst a disturbing nationwide rise in violence and discrimination …

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Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month! Native American Heritage Month recognizes the histories and continuing invaluable contributions of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian people in the United States, celebrating the rich diversity in cultures, traditions, and languages, and focusing on how heritage intersects with health.  Breastfeed Durham believes that by working together to raise …

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Women’s Commission Survey

Breastfeed Durham received the following from Durham County Women’s Commission regarding Black Maternal Health advocates as the fight continues for equitable access to quality healthcare and the elimination of maternal health disparities.  The Durham County Women’s Commission strives to educate the community and advise the Durham County Board of Commissioners on issues related to the …

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