Anayah Sangodele-Ayoka, CNM, MSN, MSEd is a nurse-midwife and innovative culture worker leveraging digital media to impact health and parenting. Clinically, she cares for women across the life span as a nurse-midwife at an independent birth center. Anayah also writes, speaks and consults with organizations on using social media to deepen community building and leverage social change. Anayah is a co-founder of Black Breastfeeding Week, co-editor of Free to Breastfeed: Voices of Black Mothers (Praeclarus Press) and Program Associate with MomsRising. Her work has been written about on Salon.com, HuffPost, Ms. Magazine, mater mea, MyBrownBaby and Think Progress. Anayah is a graduate of Yale University and Vassar College. She is a wife and mother to two curious and agile boys.
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February 21, 2012
Though many of us may have personal experience with breastfeeding or know other women who do, we are kind of a growing minority. The latest Surgeon General's report on breastfeeding reports that we start out great with 58% of non-Latina black women and 80% of Latina women breastfeeding. By the time the babies are 6 months though, only 27% and 46% are still going. Even still, these numbers do not refer to exclusive breastfeeding where the baby consumes only mother's milk. One of the primary reasons why we began the Free to Breastfeed project was because we believe it's deeply valuable to...
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