No ethnic diversity in support groups?

Faux - posted on 03/06/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant with my first biological child and I'm really looking forward to the breastfeeding experience. I've wanted to join several support groups that I've seen in my area (pretty big city in midwest) but I've felt a little put off by the seemingly virtually all-white nature of these groups. I know on some level this is silly, I should just join one, I'm sure there are some other people of color lurking around...right? I was hoping someone could give me some insight into what causes this. I don't know if there are support groups for women of color since I've read that breastfeeding rates are lowest in many of these communities, but I'd be interested if anyone has info about some.

Of course, in the case that I'm gravely mistaken, please enlighten me on some diverse groups that I might join! Thanks...

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Katrina - posted on 03/11/2014

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I think you should join the support groups regardless. Because you will MOST DEFINITELY need all the help you can get while breastfeeding. Its the most challenging thing I've ever done in my life! And without all the help, tips, and advice i was given i wouldn't have made it this far. Once you start breastfeeding you'll see that color isn't going to matter. The initial struggle is all the same. Best of luck to you!

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