Black Women Do Breastfeed Beyond a Year: Listening to Their Stories - Diane Spatz, Ph.D., RN-BC, FAAN

Tremendous disparities in breastfeeding rates exist in the United States, with Black women having the lowest initiation and continuation rates.  Yet, some black women do breastfeed beyond one year. This presentation will discuss a recently completed research study conducted by Dr. Spatz and her Ph.D. student Stephanie Acquaye.  The presenter will first discuss some of the historical antecedents and current practices that impact breastfeeding rates in the Black/African American community. Our mixed methods study will present findings, including listening to the voices of black women who breastfed beyond a year. Their words are a powerful testament to how we need to improve evidence-based lactation care and support for ALL families.


  • Discuss the racial/ethnic disparities and factors that contribute to those disparities
  • Describe the experiences of black women who breastfeed beyond a year


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Black Women Do Breastfeed Beyond a Year: Listening to Their Stories 

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