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Vanessa Simmons, mother of 3, artist, and advocate, is speaking out to eliminate the taboo of public breastfeeding in our modern society. She interviews guests about their experiences, advocacy, and activism in the community worldwide. She is a speaker focused on transforming the mindset around the natural, yet difficult task of breastfeeding. She creatively motivates, inspires, and mentors mothers to be mindful that this is a time to be cherished, and although it is fleeting, it is a time to reinvent what will be acceptable for future generations to come.

Normalize Breastfeeding Vanessa Simmons

    • Kids & Family
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Vanessa Simmons, mother of 3, artist, and advocate, is speaking out to eliminate the taboo of public breastfeeding in our modern society. She interviews guests about their experiences, advocacy, and activism in the community worldwide. She is a speaker focused on transforming the mindset around the natural, yet difficult task of breastfeeding. She creatively motivates, inspires, and mentors mothers to be mindful that this is a time to be cherished, and although it is fleeting, it is a time to reinvent what will be acceptable for future generations to come.

    Zainab Yate on Breastfeeding Aversion and Agitation

    Zainab Yate on Breastfeeding Aversion and Agitation

    Zainab reveals how her passion to raise awareness about aversion for breastfeeding moms came from her own experience and led her away from her doctorate program to investigate it more deeply.

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    • 31 min
    The 1st Black Lactation Course Curriculum Created by Black Lactation Providers

    The 1st Black Lactation Course Curriculum Created by Black Lactation Providers

    Lydia O. Boyd and Felisha Floyd share their story behind the launch of the course during Black History Month 2020.

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    • 49 min
    Kimberly Seals-Allers Highlights Racism & Bias and Their Impact on Black Breastfeeding

    Kimberly Seals-Allers Highlights Racism & Bias and Their Impact on Black Breastfeeding

    We talk about Kimberly's provocative article, "Dear White Women: Are You Beind What's Suppressing Black Breastfeeding Rates?" She shares about her own breastfeeding experiences and how they have led her to become an advocate for change in maternal and infant health, while creating a seat for WOC at the table.

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    • 37 min
    Jasmine Marquez, IBCLC Creates Children's Book "Breastfeeding All Around the Bay"

    Jasmine Marquez, IBCLC Creates Children's Book "Breastfeeding All Around the Bay"

    We discuss Jasmine's passion for preventative health and her experiences that led her to study human lactation. She is a die-hard 49er fan and a mother of a 19 month old breastfed toddler.

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    • 27 min
    Breastfeeding Mom Wins Mrs. Pennsylvania International

    Breastfeeding Mom Wins Mrs. Pennsylvania International

    We discuss Kate Schartel Novak's birth and breastfeeding story. Kate shares her pageant victory while she was on-demand nursing her 29 month old and her platform on PBS.

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    • 57 min
    We are 1 in 4 - Pregnancy/Infant Loss Awareness

    We are 1 in 4 - Pregnancy/Infant Loss Awareness

    We talk about a "cause within our cause" -- Pregnancy Loss Awareness Month. Owhen's Box: Pregnancy Loss Support owner, Audrey Andaluz, shares her story of pregnancy loss and postpartum grief, publicly, for the first time.

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    • 43 min

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