Social Media and Personal Narrative in Black Breastfeeding Promotion

with Guest Anayah Sangodele-Ayoka LISTEN NOW

Air Date: August 25, 2014

Join Marie and special guest Anayah Sangodele-Ayoka, co-founder of Black Breastfeeding Week, co-editor of Free to Breastfeed: Voices from Black Mothers, program associate with MomsRising.org, and graduate student in the Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program at Yale University for a discussion of breastfeeding promotion and culture. Discuss the important role of social media (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) and personal narratives in reaching new mothers with breastfeeding messages, and reflect upon the nature of Black Breastfeeding Week. How can we support mothers in overcoming barriers to breastfeeding? Questions? Call 866-472-5792 during the show or e-mail radio@breastfeedingoutlook.com

Guest Profile – Anayah Sangodele-Ayoka

Anayah Sangodele-Ayoka writes and speaks about breastfeeding, maternal health, motherhood, personal empowerment, and the use of social media to create social change. Ms. Sangodele-Ayoka is a co-founder of Black Breastfeeding Week, co-editor of Free to Breastfeed: Voices from Black Mothers (Praeclarus Press, 2014), a graduate student in the Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program at Yale University School of Nursing, and a program associate with MomsRising.org, where she works on issues related to breastfeeding and family economic security. Ms. Sangodele-Ayoka is a mother of two, wife, and former public school teacher.
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