Black Breastfeeding Week 2019

It’s #blackbreastfeedingweek and we are celebrating here at Dannielle Hale Photography because I strongly believe that representation matters.

“Why is Black Breastfeeding Week important? 

What if the risk of infant mortality was twice as high for one particularly vulnerable group? What if there was a simple measure to reduce infant mortality? What if there was a significant gap for the most vulnerable group in accessing that measure? Wouldn’t it be time to raise awareness and celebrate when it does happen?

Not sure how you can be involved in Black Breastfeeding Week? See how anyone can participate here.…/how-anyone-can-celebrate-and-sup…/ “ - The Leaky Boob

Black Breast Feeding Week is not about segregating! This week is here so that we can, INCLUDE, celebrate, inspire and inform.

Why do we have this week? How can you make a difference?
First, start by being aware of the cultural history of breastfeeding for black women.

"4. Unique cultural barriers among black women- Black women have unique cultural barriers and a complex history connected to breastfeeding. From our role as wet nurses in slavery being forced to breastfeed and nurture our slave owners children often to detriment of our children, to the lack of mainstream role models and multi-generational support, to our own stereotyping within our community - we have different dialogue around breastfeeding and it needs special attention."

To learn more please see this full article on the top five reasons we need a black breastfeeding week. -…/

Enjoy some photos from our Black Breastfeeding Week sessions here at Fort Polk, LA below.