MELANATED MILKYWAY Breastfeeding Guidebook by SHAQUANNA
A systemic issue in the United States contributes to Black/Indigenous women having the lowest breastfeeding rates in the country. These low rates have a negative effect on infant and maternal health outcomes over a lifetime. Misinformation and cultural biases create ongoing cycles that perpetuate the myth that breastfeeding is not normal or necessary.
This written guide will break those cycles for our daughters and mothers on their breastfeeding journey. After ten years and six kids, Shaquanna Thomas has learned much about the breastfeeding relationship and the practical applications of the research behind it. She offers answers to questions that come up daily in mom groups and online communities in this comprehensive, yet easily digestible guide, with evidence-based research and the following key features:
-Up-to-date and evidence-based research
-A resource for moms returning to work or school
-Discussions about the golden hour, diaper output, nutrition, and self-care
-Troubleshooting for breastfeeding concerns
-Debunking breastfeeding myths
-Answering taboo questions
The Melanated Milkyway arms you with the facts you need to combat misinformation, even if it comes from the pediatrician. You will be confident in your ability to breastfeed, with a guide at your fingertips for easy referencing. One of Shaquanna's greatest accomplishments was nursing her premature twins during a thirty-day NICU stay until their second birthday. With this book, you can create your own success story.