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excellent point Kris,so many problems that beset t...

2007-07-26T05:16:00.000-07:00

excellent point Kris,
so many problems that beset the women I'm talking about are more economic than racial politics for sure. Teen moms get second class treatment no matter what their color- and no one expects them to breastfeed either so there's not much investment...
I'm sorry you didn't get what you needed from your healthcare facility- the exact same thing happened to me with my first baby 29 years ago. I tried so hard to nurse my baby but gave up after two weeks and cracked bleeding nipples.



with my 2cd baby i tried so hard to nurse him, i w...

2007-07-25T20:30:00.000-07:00

with my 2cd baby i tried so hard to nurse him, i wanted to so much, but i had no support. i gave up, i didn't even know where to look for it, it wasn't offered at the hospital. after i became more educated in the birthing community i wondered if it had anything to do with my lower income insurance at that time. i had read so many magazines and things that talked about lactation consultants and i thought they would be at the hospital and they would send info home with me, and come visit me to see if we were doing well. i got none of that. i had a conversation very similar to this last year with an upper middle class white friend who had all kinds of support and i thought then too, it was my income and my neighborhood. never voiced it b4 tho...

way to help bridge the gap!!



Strangely enough, Your words warm my soul. I was ...

2007-07-25T14:54:00.000-07:00

Strangely enough,
Your words warm my soul. I was just talking to the program director of a hospital based teen mom support program. Her program underwrites a CNA program (that is free to the teen moms if they want to do it). I asked her about bridging that program (so the all the future midwives and nurses aren't stuck at the CNA level) and she says its in the works! That truly made my day, and speaks to your point. I'll be watching her program to see how many of those CNAs make the leap to LPN then RN and hopefully beyond. So many black women who aspire to healtcare professions only get as far as the CNA level. Those bridges need to be put into place. Thanks for your empathy, Sage.



ugh. that sucks so much. just further compounds ...

2007-07-25T13:44:00.000-07:00

ugh. that sucks so much.

just further compounds the theory that natural homebirth and breastfeeding is something that only middle to upper middle class white women do. (where the hell are our midwives of color? women from poor communities? oh yeah, they can't afford the $36,000 it costs for an education! midwifery really is a classist profession)

I feel so sad about stuff like this.