This is a Pulitzer Prize winner. A journalist caught sight of a indigenous woman breastfeeding a wild baby boar whose mother was killed by poachers and left with out a mother and milk. There is nothing like a woman. This woman saw a baby in need and her motherly instincts just kicked in.
Breast-feeding’s Role in Taking Back Native Culture
Leave a Comment. Posted: September 24, by Yael Breimer. Native Breastfeeding Week will continue to be recognized each year during the week beginning on the second Sunday in August, a month that is recognized as National Breastfeeding Month in the United States. What is Native Breastfeeding Week?
Breastfeeding is Food Sovereignty for Native Communities
Breastfeeding is a gift from mother to child and has a wide range of positive health, social and cultural impacts on infants. The link between bottle feeding and the prevalence of early childhood caries ECC is well documented. In Aboriginal communities, the higher rates of ECC are linked with low rates of breast feeding and inappropriate infant feeding of high sugar content liquids.
Mar 1, For Native Americans, breast-feeding is not only a responsible course for raising healthy babies, but also a culturally significant one. Recent awareness of the importance of breast-feeding and the role it plays in Native culture stems from a new call by the surgeon general to make nursing easier for mothers.