I grew up in a Jamaican family and saw breastfeeding as a normal thing. I also remember seeing my parents work a lot so my grandmothers kept us. So, I’m pretty sure corn meal porridge and baby formula was in the mix too for my younger siblings, but the foundation of breastmilk was set for… Read More

Sankofa Cultural Breastfeeding Coalition (phr.) lit. “to go back and fetch it”; we must go back and reclaim our past so we can move forward, and we can understand why and how we came to be who we are today. RSVP for the next Sankofa Cultural Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting! September 7, 2018 11:00 am –… Read More

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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

$100 Gift Card Winner *Stay Woke and Breastfeed Blog *By: Ariane L. Randolph For the past ten years my husband and I have had the honor and the pleasure to usher in five beautiful children from my womb to the community. We know how big a blessing that is and we give thanks to the… Read More

ROSE Summit Scholarship Winner I am the mother of 3 beautiful girls. I breastfed all of them and had 3 different experiences. My experiences gave me the ability to relate to woman embarking on the same journey. I enjoy telling my story and relating to mothers as I educate and empower them on their rights… Read More

  CLC Scholarship Winner In 2005, only one year after graduating high school I gave birth to my first child. She was warm, she was beautiful and she was all mines. I knew from the moment I found out I was expecting that I was going to breastfeed. At nineteen I had never seen anyone… Read More

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