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Never mind the statistics: ‘Black people want to breastfeed’

Families, health professionals, artists, and allies gathered to celebrate Black Breastfeeding Week and address long-standing barriers and disparities in their communities. “We celebrate this week to promote and educate the importance of breastfeeding in our community,” said panelist Ameerah Thomas, program director for San Francisco Black Infant Health, “but also to uplift the history of Black women in the U.S. and our journey of breastfeeding.”