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Breastfeeding in the Black community has a very complicated history and continues to face many barriers to this day. According the CDC “African American women have the lowest rates of breastfeeding initiation, as well as continuation at 6 months and 12 months, compared with all other racial/ethnic groups in the United States.” Many of the […]

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 Here you will find stories, resources, and information that help guide you, inspire you, and support you on your motherhood journey. 

Wife, Mom of 2, Introverted Virgo, Millennial Mom Cheerleader. 

Hi, I'm Monica.
Melanated Mamas Founder.

When I became a mother, I noticed the lack of representation and diversity in the motherhood community. It was frustrating not to see or hear many stories, resources, or tools related to my motherhood experience as a Black woman. BIPOC moms are in the motherhood space, and it's unfair that they are often not represented not only physically, but our stories are missing. Melanated Mamas is a space where we can bridge the gap, to be seen, be heard, and be empowered.  

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The Ultimate Postpartum Checklist

We all know that the postpartum period can be challenging, exhausting, and blissful. To help with the transition into your 4th trimester we have complied a list of must-haves and some nice-to-have things. 

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