Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar – Black Breastfeeding: Trauma and Resilience

Presenter: Bonita Agee, BS, CLCDescription: “In the United States, Black breastfeeding rates are lowest among all racial and ethnic groups. Even while breastfeeding rates have risen, a huge disparity between Black and white women consistently remains. Additionally, the infant mortality rate among Black babies is two to three times that of white babies. While the benefits of breastfeeding could significantly lower that rate and guard against diseases like upper respiratory infections, Type 2 Diabetes, and childhood obesity common in Black…

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Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar – Indigenous Breastfeeding: Trauma and Resilience

Presenter: Raeanne Madison, MPHDescription: American Indians have faced unique circumstances throughout history that are directly reflected in their breastfeeding and mothering experiences. In this presentation, you will be introduced to the concepts of historical trauma and resilience, and how these facets of American Indian life are connected to ongoing racial disparities in maternal and child health. View recap here.

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