Many Voices, Many Visions "Black Breastfeeding/Latinas Unidas"

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    Twenty-five years ago a local group of Latina women got the idea to form a group that would help support other women in their quest to become the best versions of themselves. They recognized women who helped make their communities better, who held down a job and took care of their families and those who went back to school as adults. Today that group is thriving and getting ready to celebrate two and a half decades with a huge party.

    August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. The benefits of breastfeeding are well known and documented, yet, the rate of breastfeeding for African American women is lower than it is for other racial groups. But there’s a push to change that locally. The University of Rochester Medical Center recently held Rochester’s first-ever Black Breastfeeding Week. There were a number of events held to teach and encourage mothers.

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