Family & Friends

Receiving adequate familial and communal support can influence a mother’s decision to breastfeed and is essential to promoting and ensuring nursing mothers have a rewarding breastfeeding experience.

Maternal figures remain the most influential role in Black women’s lives, making their support crucial to cultivating a culture of breastfeeding and healthier decision making.

Whether it’s online forums, support groups, breastfeeding classes, employment accommodations, or affirming words, support for nursing mothers can come from many sources, take on various forms, and ultimately create an interconnected network of community players who are uniquely positioned to promote healthier outcomes for women, children, and families throughout the community.