Women's Health, Wisdom, and. . . WINE!

#10 - Black Breastfeeding Week: Why Do WE Need One? | Charnise Littles

August 18, 2021 Dr. Laurena White Season 1 Episode 10
Women's Health, Wisdom, and. . . WINE!
#10 - Black Breastfeeding Week: Why Do WE Need One? | Charnise Littles
Show Notes

The Women's Health, Wisdom, and... WINE! podcast is a biweekly conversation with practitioners, providers, patients & healers about complex reproductive medicine & women's health challenges, the value of an integrative approach to these challenges, many of the women's health topics you're already thinking about & uncomfortable talking about & my personal favorite... WINE!

August 25th – 31st
is Black Breastfeeding Week and we want to thank Anayah Sangodele-Ayoka, Kiddada Green, and Kimberly Seals Allers for pioneering such an empowering week of education, advocacy, and celebration. Passionate about changing the narrative around Black breastfeeding, these women have worked non-stop to effect positive social change around breastfeeding as an infant feeding method in the Black community. For far too long, Black mothers have not been given the tools, resources, and support needed to help them breastfeed their infants. From maternity wards being more likely to offer formula than lactation support to the need for Black mothers to return to work soon after giving birth, the systemic and historic hurdles the Black community faces every day needs to be addressed.

About our guest:
Charnise Littles is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant which is a fancy way to say that she PROFESSIONALLY supports families as they navigate their infant feeding goals. She serves families in person within the DMV, as well as virtually, through her company Birth & Milk Co. and John Hopkins Medicine. Charnise studied health science, health education, and public health at Howard University and George Washington University. Her other interests include providing birth doula support and spending quality time with her 6 year old son, K.J.

Resources Mentioned:
Getting Started with Lactation
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