Kiddada Green is the founding executive director of Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association, co-founder of Black Breastfeeding Week and sits on the advisory councils of Women’s eNews Black Maternal Health and Wayne Children’s Healthcare Access Program.
Blog Post List
January 19, 2016
Wendy Williams just won’t stop insulting breastfeeding mothers. In 2014, the talk show host went in on Karlesha Thurman, an undergraduate student who posted an image online of herself breastfeeding at her college graduation. Last week, she offended actress Alyssa Milano, a guest on her show. According to Wendy, “breasts are sexual things” or “fun bags,” and there is no time or place for a hungry nursing baby to breastfeed in public. Feeding babies on demand is critical to breastfeeding moms to maintain an adequate milk supply. So for moms on the go, nursing in public is a necessity...
February 12, 2015
While data is significant and valued, we also believe that it is important to listen to people's stories. True change occurs with valued relationships, trust and connectedness. Here at BMBFA, we believe in connecting with families on an intimate level. We also try to share our stories through images, blogs and videos. You can support our work by sharing our message widely in your personal and web-based networks. It is our hope that other black women will see these messages and not feel isolated or alone in their experiences but realize that there is a community of support available to help...
September 27, 2012
Here's a fundamental truth: As rising moms, we must never leave other mothers behind. My sheer commitment to make sure no mother lacked the support she needed if she chose to breastfeed led me to find my life's purpose. In 2007, I created a non-profit organization, Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA). BMBFA is a grassroots organization that works hand-in-hand with families and public health professionals to provide them with the education, support, resources and information needed to increase breastfeeding rates. BMBFA has been my platform to act as a servant to my community and...