Critics Fear This Breastfeeding Initiative Could Exploit Black Mothers

January 20, 2015 2:36 PM

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Critics Fear This Breastfeeding Initiative Could Exploit Black Mothers

An initiative that seeks to increase breastfeeding rates among urban black mothers is under fire from Detroit breastfeeding advocates who worry it could exploit the women the company claims to want to help.

An open letter published last week by Detroit nonprofit Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association calls on Medolac Laboratories to answer questions about an initiative to enroll 2,000 more urban African-American mothers as breast milk donors for a cooperative milk bank. More than 400 individuals and o...

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