What Beyonce Breastfeeding Means to Black Moms

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[Editor's Note: Yes, Beyonce is nursing her baby girl Blue Ivy -- in public!. And no, it's not just another paparazzi photo-op. The fact that Beyonce is breastfeeding her infant is a BIG DEAL for black women, who have had historically low breastfeeding rates.

Kimberly Sears Allers of Mocha Manual explains what it really means-- and why it's a shame that the predominantly white mother's milk advocates have not latched on (pun totally intended) to this moment. --Grace]

Beyonce is our Angelina Jolie. Our Gisele, Madonna and Gwen wrapped up into one fabulously black and married woman.

Meanwhile, with all the news reports about Beyonce, and all the breastfeeding “advocates” talking about its impact on the nursing world, not one advocate mentioned the particular significance to black women–which is so striking since many claim to be interested in our breastfeeding plight.

Shame on you.

Nov. 20, 2011 - New York, New York, U.S. - Singer BEYONCE KNOWLES is showing her baby bump as she hosts the screening of 'Live at Roseland: The Elements of 4' at the Paris Theatre. The movie is based on four shows she did at the Roseland Theatre.

Credit Image: © Sharkpixs/ZUMAPRESS.com

Read more from Dear White Women: Beyonce is Our Breastfeeding Moment. Please Step Aside. at Mocha Manual


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