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The Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition is committed to addressing 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 info@ksbreastfeeding.org to connect with peers in Kansas who are eager to discuss and learn together.

KBC’s Activities to Support Diversity in the Lactation Field:

The intersection of Breastfeeding & Racial and Ethnic Equity:

Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth online training FREE evidence-based implicit bias program for perinatal providers

Black Communities:

Black Breastfeeding Organizations:

Breastfeeding Resources for African-American Families on the KBC website

Hispanic Communities:

Hispanic Breastfeeding Organizations:

Breastfeeding Resources for Hispanic Families

Indigenous Peoples:

Indigenous Peoples Breastfeeding Organizations:

Breastfeeding Resources for Indigenous Peoples

Racial and Ethnic Equity:



The Irth App – A“Yelp-like” platform for the pregnancy and new motherhood journey, made by and for people of color. 

Articles/Blog posts/Reports:

Maternal & Infant Mortality:


Additional resource lists: