While these 15 celebrity Black moms have juggled multiple hats, responsibilities and business, they found the time to breastfeed their children. Some breastfed for a few months. And others breastfed for a few years.
We celebrate every drop of ‘liquid gold’ that our beautiful brown babies received. These celebrity mothers are an inspiration to other Black moms. Everyday Black moms also juggle many responsibilities. Often they lack the support necessary to be successful with their breastfeeding journey.
Black mothers in the U.S. currently have the lowest breastfeeding rates. However, there are many organizations and passionate individuals working to completely reverse that.
Many factors influence a woman’s decision to begin and continue her breastfeeding journey. Some known factors that seem to hinder Black women include having to go back to work too soon, the negative cultural stigma that some women experience, and a lack of support that new mothers receive during and after the pregnancy.
Adding herbs to your nutrition plan for pregnancy and postpartum is a sure fire way to boost your wellness. Did you know that most pharmaceuticals are derived from plants? However, pharmaceuticals are highly concentrated and processed derivatives of the plants that appear in the body as foreign objects when consumed.
Let's talk about how stress affects feminine reproductive health and childbirth. Listen to Cecile Edwards of the MommyMatters podcast interview Sister Freya of RootMama and discuss many aspects of fertility, preconception, stress, anxiety, postpartum and finding inner peace.
As our African Ancestors and science taught us, the the Moon not only governs the tides of the sea, but it also governs the "tides" of the womb. The menstrual cycle coincides with the 28-day cycle of the Moon.
Before meeting my husband and becoming pregnant, I had a chance to study "The Sacred Women" by Queen Afua. This book taught me how to align my menstrual cycle with the Moon cycle through diet, meditation and healthy relationships related to the womb such as mother and sisterhood.
The hectic pace of life can leave you feeling drained, depleted and overwhelmed. When you take control of your energy management and time to recharch, your life can be a time of new beginnings, renewal, blossoms and new growth. Recharging time can allow ideas, projects, thoughts and desires that you've been incubating for months, to have a chance to shine and grow. Here are a few steps to take to renew your energy.