It's the 8th year of Black Breastfeeding Week.
This year, the theme is Revive. Restore. Reclaim!
Oh La Lari® is celebrating this amazing event offering 20% off the entire store all week. (sales event ends 8/31/2020)
Use code: BBW20 at checkout
Why for this event?
This event was created over 40 years ago after a racial inequality in breastfeeding rates. In 2014, the most recent CDC data show that 75% of white women have ever breastfed versus 58.9% of black women.
Top Five Reasons We Need Black Breastfeeding Week
1. The high black infant mortality rate
2. High rates of diet-related disease
3. Lack of diversity in lactation field
4. Unique cultural barriers among black women
5. Desert-Like Conditions in Our Communities
According to CDC today, fewer non-Hispanic Black infants (73.7%) are ever breastfed compared with non-Hispanic White infants (86.7%) and Hispanic infants (84.1%).
The World Health Organization says 3 in 5 babies are not breastfed in the first hour of life.
Awareness and support needs to be spread worldwide!
During these uncertain COVID circumstances, Lactation Matters created 4 lessons on breastfeeding and birth care.
Click here to view the article.
During the early months, I struggled with breastfeeding my son and explored professional lactation support. You're not alone and we are here to support you. Contact us here for help or if you have any questions or concerns.
Owner, Designer, Mom of Oh La Lari®