It’s Black Breastfeeding Week. Wondering why? One gut-punching poem says it all.

Yes, there is something unique about black breastfeeding. Several somethings, actually.

For most of U.S. history, generation upon generation upon generation of black families were torn apart. Black mothers were often not allowed to nourish and raise their own babies, but were forced to nourish and raise the babies of their enslavers. For most of U.S. history, black breastfeeding meant wet nursing white babies, often at the expense of a black woman’s own children.

Source: It’s Black Breastfeeding Week. Wondering why? One gut-punching poem says it all. – Upworthy

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