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The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition is committed address the racial disparities in breastfeeding. With that goal in mind, the KBC strives to use an “equity lens” to inform and guide our external work and also an “equity mirror” to examine our internal structures, culture, and policies.

We invite you to join us on this journey. We have found the following resources to be helpful as we learn about racism at all its levels – systemic, institutional and individual.

Want to discuss what you’re learning? Reach out to the KBC at bbandy@ksbreastfeeding.org to connect with peers in Kansas who are eager to discuss and learn together.

Intersection of Breastfeeding & Racial Equity:

Black Communities:

Black Breastfeeding Organizations:

Breastfeeding Resources for African-American Families on KBC website

Hispanic Communities:

Hispanic Breastfeeding Organizations:

Breastfeeding Resources for Hispanic Families

Native American Communities:

Native American Breastfeeding Organizations:

Breastfeeding Resources for Native American Families

Racial Equity:

Videos:

Books:

  • Racism Without Racists
  • The New Jim Crow
  • White Rage
  • Between the World and Me
  • White Fragility
  • Waking Up White
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race

Articles/Blog posts/Reports:

Maternal & Infant Mortality:

Podcasts/Radio:

Additional resource lists:

Waking up White Recommended Resources