Brandi Gates is cofounder of the grassroots community awareness group the Breastfeeding M.A.F.I.A. Their mission is to restore and normalize breastfeeding within the African American Community.
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February 12, 2015
Tell us about Breastfeeding MAFIA and how it began. The Breastfeeding M.A.F.I.A (Mothers Against Feeding Infants Artificially) is an organization that was developed in 2008 by a small group of Black peer counselors, Brandi Gates, Allana Samuel, and Djuna Blackmon, looking for a way to provide support and social outlets for exclusively breastfeeding moms without having to deal with the sabotage and politics of our social atmosphere. The Breastfeeding M.A.F.I.A’s goal is to encourage, promote, and support pregnant and lactating women of color who chose to exclusively breastfeed their babies for...