• NurturePA Celebrates Black Breastfeeding Week, Part III

    Published on: August 31st, 2019

    A Deeper Dive Into Factors that Negatively Impact Breastfeeding Among Black Women in American Society At NurturePA, we are grateful for the opportunity to share Part III of our interview with Ngozi Tibbs and Renae Green as part of our focus on Black Breastfeeding Week 2019. If you missed Parts I & II of the … Continue reading >>>

  • NurturePA Celebrates Black Breastfeeding Week, Part II

    Published on: August 28th, 2019

    Factors Impacting Lower Breastfeeding Rates Among Black Mothers Renae Green and Ngozi Tibbs confirm that it is difficult to get accurate accounts of the number of black women who initiate breastfeeding due to large inconsistencies between how individual hospitals collect and report data. Initiation rates look good on paper in most hospitals since they count … Continue reading >>>

  • NurturePA Celebrates Black Breastfeeding Week

    Published on: August 27th, 2019

    Two Local Lactation Experts Speak Out About the Black Breastfeeding Experience   At NurturePA, we seek to understand, support, and elevate the lived experience of all mothers of young children.  Throughout August, we’ve focused our attention on breastfeeding. In recognition of Black Breastfeeding Week ( August 25 – 31, 2019) we are fortunate to have … Continue reading >>>

  • Bob, the Boob Man: On Breastfeeding

    Published on: August 15th, 2019

    A Man in a Woman’s World Often, when we talk about breaking through the “glass ceiling” in a profession, we are usually referring to women breaking into traditionally male-dominated professions.  Bob Monteverde (IBCLC), a.k.a. Bob, the Boob Man, has broken through the female-dominated lactation consulting field in a big way.     Mr. Monteverde is More … Continue reading >>>

  • The Decision to Breastfeed

    Published on: August 2nd, 2019

    The Decision to Breastfeed The average person makes 35,000 decisions each day.  For the 35.7 million moms with children under 18 in the U.S., we can assume that that number is even higher.  So when it comes to whether or not to breastfeed, moms need to consider all the benefits breastfeeding holds for both mother … Continue reading >>>

  • Mentor Spotlight: Betsy

    Published on: August 2nd, 2019

    Mentor Spotlight: Betsy How long have you been a NurturePA mentor? My first “Moms” were assigned on September 1, 2018!!   What makes the nurture® program so special? NurturePA provides Moms with a safe environment to explore many feelings common to all women but especially to (new) Moms.  We provide comfort, guidance, acceptance, and encouragement … Continue reading >>>