Mothers of Memphis
Celebrating Breastfeeding during Black History Month - February, 2018
African Americans have the lowest rates of breastfeeding among all racial/ethnic groups in the United States. Yet, despite longstanding taboos, more and more black women are proudly nursing their children and helping to reclaim deep-rooted cultural norms.
In honor of Black History Month in February, Baby-Friendly USA would like to highlight the work of ROSE and BSTARS by celebrating the stories of five African American mothers in Memphis, Tennessee, who are helping change this piece of black history in their community.
Click on the pictures below to read their stories...