Black Breastfeeding Week – #LoveOnTop
(Week 4 Theme of National Breastfeeding Month)
It’s the 6th annual Black Breastfeeding Week. This year, we say #LoveOnTop because love encompasses everything we do as parents from breastfeeding to nurturing others.
Black Breastfeeding Week was created because for over 40 years there has been a gaping racial disparity in breastfeeding rates. The most recent CDC data show that 75% of white women have ever breastfed versus 58.9% of black women. The fact that racial disparity in initiation and even bigger one for duration has lingered for so long is reason enough to take 7 days to focus on the issue.
1,000 Days has created an Inspiration Guide for World Breastfeeding Week / National Breastfeeding Month / Black Breastfeeding Week with a myriad of different cool things to help promote breastfeeding. Check it out here: https://spark.adobe.com/page/9dvPb7GFcbvFU/