“Mom on a Mission” is celebrating its 4th year and recognizesÂ special and inspiring American parents who are dedicated to creating healthier and happier environments for children and families – no one can do everything, but everyone can do something.
Kiddada Green founded Black Mothersâ€™ Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA), a grassroots organization that strives to curve breastfeeding rates. She’s led the organizationâ€™s many accomplishments including: Black Mothersâ€™ Breastfeeding Club, breastfeeding advocacy in the community, and outreach initiatives.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), only 54.4 percent of African-American babies born in the U.S. are breastfed. And by age six months, only 26.6 percent continue to receive breast milk. So whatâ€™s the big deal?
Why is breast milk so important to African Americans? African Americans have the lowest breastfeeding rates in the U.S. Yet, we are hit hardest by health problems that breastfeeding protects against: diabetes, obesity, heart disease, asthma and allergies, just to name a few.
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