“There is no greater agony then bearing an untold story inside you” – Maya Angelou . As I reflect upon my birthing/breastfeeding journey, I had major family support before and after I gave birth to my son. I was a 21 year old mother that went through my entire pregnancy as a single mom and… Read More

Breastfeeding my twins has been one of the hardest and most rewarding task I have ever had the pleasure of doing. When I found out I was pregnant with twins, my constant question was, How do you feed 2 babies at the same time? I didn’t immediately know that I wanted to exclusively breastfeed them…. Read More

Hi! I’m a lactation counselor, wife, sometimes blogger, and mom to an adorable but busy 16 month old little girl, currently residing in Upper Marlboro, MD. I am currently in school to qualify for the IBCLE, and was recently hired to help support Black moms in the Babies Born Healthy program of Montgomery Co. MD…. Read More

I’m a South Floridian native, currently a stay at home mom to 3 children and a wife to an Army vet turned Law Enforcement Officer. I am passionate about dedicating my time to WOC. In the rare moments of free time that I get, you can probably find me in a local restaurant trying new… Read More

Alayna Vernon is a wife, mother, CLC, and founder of Joining Together Eliminating Poverty, a charity in Tampa, FL. Her breastfeeding journey began in 2009 with the birth of her daughter, growing into a passion in 2016 with the birth of her son. Since, she has become a Lactation Counselor, a peer counselor, and currently… Read More

Baby Café facilitator, Crossroads Baby Café Chelesa Presley has been providing community-based support to women and children since 2000. Mrs. Presley has been working with Tougaloo College/Delta HealthPartners Healthy Start Initiative since 2006 as a Community Health Worker (CHW) and Outreach Coordinator in Coahoma, Tunica, Quitman, Tallahatchie, and Bolivar Counties. Mrs. Presley has been a… Read More

My breastfeeding journey started back in 2015 with my first seed, Luna. I was young, still in college, and didn’t know a thing about breastfeeding let alone being a mother. I did some research, but it wasn’t until I birth my 2nd seedling where my knowledge and perspective about birth and breastfeeding really expanded. With… Read More

#ReachingRnR and Breastfeed Blog and Vlog Contest Maya Angelou stated, “There is no greater agony then bearing an untold story inside you.” Breastfeeding Mothers (Blog) With those words in mind, reflect on your birthing and breastfeeding experience and succinctly describe your journey related to one of the following areas: 1. Your birthing/breastfeeding ‘star’ (who helped… Read More

ROSE T-Shirt and Goodie Bag Winner My most favorite Dr. King Prayer that has always inspired me goes like this: “Use me, God. Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be and what I can do and use it for a purpose greater than myself.” This prayer has helped me… Read More

$100 Gift Card Winner I am an African American mother of two wonderful boys of the ages 3 yrs. and 4 months. Growing up in my community I noticed that the rate of African American women that breastfed their babies was extremely low, and my family never really talked about it nor encouraged it. My-self,… Read More

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