#Repost #ReachingRnRPlease check out the most recent issue of the journal of Breastfeeding Medicine! Coinciding with Black History Month, a special issue on “Breastfeeding and the Black/African American Experience: Cultural, Sociological, and Health Dimensions Through an Equity Lens” is published in the peer-reviewed journal. This issue is especially important not just for it's focus on disparities but our own DCBFC President, Sahira A. Long, MD, IBCLC, FAAP, FABM, published a Guest Editorial entitled "The Peculiar Indifference to Breastfeeding Disparities in the African American Community." Dr. Long, is a board certified pediatrician and lactation consultant, and a Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and states, “race is a social construct with no biological or genetic basis. To me, this means that any disparities we have identified are, at least in part, socially mediated. Following that logic, the solutions for such disparities, including those in breastfeeding, can also be socially mediated.”Great job to Dr. Long and all of the article authors of this special issue! Use this link to access the issue:www.liebertpub.com/toc/bfm/16/2?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_term=&utm_content=Issue1&......
#ReachingRnR #BlacktationDiaries #BlackHerstoryMonthWow what an honor! I’m completely blown away with gratitude. Thank you @birthfulpodcast・・・Black history is current, constant, and continuing. We acknowledge that discussions during Black History Month often dismiss the triumph and resilience of the Black community. The perinatal space is elevated by Black changemakers, including those shown here. We encourage you to follow them on social media and learn more about how you can support their efforts. We honor the changemakers who care for parent-baby dyads and their families in the tender postpartum moments with culturally-congruent care, like:▪️Shafia Monroe @shafiamonroe ▪️Felisha Brooks-Floyd @blactavist and the whole team at @theblackcourse ▪️LaKeta Kemp who educates about babywearing @tandemtrouble and via @wrapsodybaby ▪️Dr. Kimarie Bugg, DNP, FNP-BC, MPH, IBCLC @breastfeedingrose of @support_rose ...
New ‘Release the Pressure’ Campaign Spotlights Need for Black Women to Prioritize Heart Health https://www.essence.com/health-and-wellness/new-release-the-pressure-campaign-spotlights-need-for-black-women-to-prioritize-heart-health/
Racial Disparities in Healthcare Have Led to High Maternal Mortality Rates — What One Doctor Is Doing About It https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/racial-disparities-healthcare-led-high-140000502.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw&tsrc=twtr via @Yahoo
Thanks to @bluespit for making this photo available freely on @unsplash 🎁 https://unsplash.com/photos/n1a6KzAaaTI?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditShareLink Appreciate being able to update training materials with beautiful photos!
We haven’t forgotten the allegations of mass hysterectomies conducted on women in ICE detention and we haven’t stopped investigating. https://www.citizensforethics.org/reports-investigations/foia-requests/crew-requests-ice-records-on-forced-hysterectomies/
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