First Lady’s Breastfeeding Views

First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks Out for Breastfeeding

During her September 2010 address to the Congressional Black Caucus, First Lady Michelle Obama, discussed her plan to fight childhood obesity. One of her mechanisms was to promote breastfeeding among the African American population who have the lowest breastfeeding rates among all ethnicities. There are many contributing factors to these low figures that have been reported. Not being a “first generation breastfeeder” is one such obstacle.  Click here to read the full BBIC research finding, “First Generation Breastfeeders: The Road Less Travelled”.

Michelle Obama talks black obesity, breastfeeding and $31 million (Los Angeles Times)

Hear what BBIC Board Member, Kimberly Seals Allers (Editor-in-Chief of sees as barriers to young African American women breastfeeding as a first choice.

Kimberly Seals Allers, also comments on Michelle Obama’s position to promote breastfeeding among African American women for the BBIC.  Click here to view.