Melanoid Breastmilk: The First Building Blocks to a Strong Family Foundation & Community

Melanoid Breastmilk: The First Building Blocks to a Strong Family Foundation & Community

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In this insightful new discussion of motherhood, family bonding, and the Black community, Ariane La'Nea Randolph shows how one simple parenting choice can have a profound effect on your child, family, and neighborhood.

Through her work with the public health department and her own experiences as a wife and mother of five breastfed children, Randolph began understanding the importance of Black families lengthening the amount of time they breastfeed their children. She advocates for at least three years of breastfeeding, which can lead to surprising consequences for the Black community.

While Randolph has discovered numerous benefits through her own Melanoid Breastmilk Journey, she understands that each woman's experience will be different. To help you through your own journey, Randolph addresses common questions about breastfeeding and the best ways to stay motivated.

Randolph discusses

  • the many benefits of breastfeeding,
  • the concepts of food justice and food security,
  • the foods you should avoid while breastfeeding,
  • the dangers of food allergies in children,
  • the role of melanin in breastmilk, and
  • the connection between melanin and empowerment!

Whether you are a first-time parent or experienced mother, Melanoid Breastmilk will open your mind to new possibilities and a new way of thinking!

As a breastfeeding peer counselor, wife, and mother of five beautiful children, Ariane La'Nea Randolph understands the importance of breastfeeding in strengthening bonds within the Black community.

Randolph is an environmental scientist with a master's degree from Florida A&M University. She lives on the Historic Eastside of Jacksonville, Florida, where she works, cares for her family, and promotes a vegan lifestyle.