Free to Breastfeed: Voices from Black Mothers outpaces other books on the topic because it gives privilege to actual women. Facts about breastfeeding and statistics can be found in numerous pamphlets and with professional lactation consultants. However, there is no other book on the market that can give a new or expectant mother the experience of seeing her experience reflected in the stories and pictures of other women. While there is growing coverage to the disparities in breastfeeding rates, the actual thoughts and experiences of African-American nursing mothers are overlooked. It is precisely these first-hand experiences that breastfeeding mothers seek from other women.
Jeanine Valrie Logan is a birthworker, breastfeeding counselor, herbalist, youth ally, homebirth mama, food justice advocate, nursing student and future midwife. She has worked for various organizations advocating for birth justice and safe motherhood and is the current state representative and member of the International Center for Traditional Childbearing. Jeanine is also a mama blogger (www.itsbetterathome.com) and blogs regularly about breastfeeding, birth justice, and midwifery in the Black community. She is the co-author for the newly released book Free to Breastfeed: Voices of Black Mothers (Praeclarus Press, 2014). She lives in Chicago with her husband and two daughters.
Anayah Sangodele-Ayoka writes and speaks about breastfeeding, maternal health, motherhood and personal empowerment. She is a co-founder of Black Breastfeeding Week, co-editor of Free to Breastfeed: Voices from Black Mothers (Praeclarus Press, 2014) and a graduate Nurse-Midwifery/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner student
Author: Jeanine Valrie Logan & Anayah Sangodele-Ayoka
Total Pages: 170