Addressing Racial Disparities in Birth, Breastfeeding and Infant Health

Panel on Racial Health Disparities in Birth & Breastfeeding

Award-winning journalist, five-time author, and internationally-recognized advocate for maternal and infant health, Kimberly Seals Allers headlined this session on the socio-cultural and racial complexities of birth, breastfeeding, and infant health. Kimberly joined regional health leaders, Dr. Cameual Wright, Market Chief Medical Officer of CareSource and Dr. Indy Lane, OB/GYN at Community Health Network to discuss overcoming bias and barriers as we move toward reducing healthcare disparities and strive for authentic engagement for women and families of color.

Hosted by The Milk Bank to connect you with local experts, amplify voices, and create opportunities to think differently about collective impact. This was one of several free, virtual learning sessions designed to gather big thinkers and big hearts from all fields as we aspire to reduce the devastating rate of infant mortality.

The Milk Bank is honored to share this brave and innovative space with changemakers in our communities. Sign up for our newsletter and join us as we seek to celebrate more first birthdays for vulnerable infants. Don’t miss our next session on how babies shaped our world!

Addressing Racial Disparities in Birth, Breastfeeding, and Infant Health, was sponsored by CareSource. During the session, keynote speaker, Kimberly Seals Allers beautifully explains what is critical in supporting breastfeeding, saying, “the latch we can fix.”

Tools for Addressing Racial Health Disparities

Speakers and attendees shared valuable resources personal, organizational, and community commitments to addressing racial disparities in birth, breastfeeding, and infant health. Bookmark this page and explore these tools!


Harvard Implicit Bias Test

March of Dimes Implicit Bias

Equity trainings: Racial Equity Institute; Soul Focused Group; Interrupting RacismFavorite Part of My Day (or similar groups)



Moms Rising

Indy Equity Pledge

IBC Scholarship

BIPOC Doula Scholarship Program



Black Breastfeeding Week

Black Mamas Matter Alliance

State and local coalitions


Tools for Accountability curated by CICF

The Big Letdown by Kimberly Seals Allers

Black Breastfeeding Week is Incredibly Important – Here’s Why

Skimmed by Andrea Freeman


Indiana Black Breastfeeding Coalition

Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere (ROSE)

Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association


Black Women Do Breastfeed

Chocolate Milk Mommies

Black Girls Breastfeeding Club

Continue the conversation online by sharing the tools that are working for you and your community. Tag Kimberly Seals Allers @iAmKSealsAllers and The Milk Bank @themilkbank, so we can be part of the conversation.

Tags: Breastfeeding, Healthcare

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