The history of breastfeeding and lactation in the African American community is a study of tradition, family, mothering practices, government and corporate intervention in health and a slow but burgeoning reemergence of that long-ago tradition today.
- Katherine Barber
- 1 L CERP / 1 Pre-IBLCE exam hour
- Access period:
- One week
- Lecture recorded for Health e-Learning
Katherine Barber’s first book, The Black Woman's Guide to Breastfeeding: The Definitive Guide to Nursing for African-American Mothers, is the only how-to breastfeeding book for African-American women. Her second book, Lactation Management: Strategies for Working with African-American Moms helps medical professionals understand communication skills, barriers to breastfeeding and how to effectively support their Black clients. With over 15 years as a writer, women's health advocate, and health disparities expert, Kathi Barber is ever concerned about the well-being of women of color, and other groups on the fringe.