So! Allow me to say, from the very start, that I breastfed all three of my older children for at...

I took a breath to brace myself for any possible negative feedback to come. “Thank you for meeting with me,”…

It’s Black Breastfeeding Week and I LOVE Chocolate Milk (that’s what I’ve nicknamed Black Mama’s Liquid Gold). As a four…

While crying and complaining to my husband about the difficulties that came with nursing, he said something to me that he says often. “Coatneys don’t quit!” In my head, I was thinking, “Well technically I’m only a Coatney by marriage sooooo…I can still quit if I want to, right???” But I kept my internal thoughts internal and continued on with the conversation. My husband was right though.

Until becoming a mom I never experienced having two intensely opposite emotions about the exact same thing!I absolutely love and hate nursing my now two-year-old son.It’s so bizarre…

From the moment I found out I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to breastfeed. It didn’t take some nurse…

Super Mommi I think the greatest thing I’ve done for my Daughter as a baby was breastfeed her for as…

Breastfeeding, while natural, is often difficult. Many problems can creep in and threaten to stop you from breastfeeding. The good news is that virtually every problem that comes along with breastfeeding can be fixed. 

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, but here are a few more: