Program Supports Women of Color Who BreastfeedOctober 18, 2017 |
by ROSEANNA GARZA
When Angela Mercado gave birth to her daughter nine weeks ago, she set the intention of breastfeeding for one year – a decision she felt confident in after meeting that goal with her son, now 3.
Mercado gave birth to her first child in Germany during a military deployment. She recalled receiving advice from fellow military women, but said there was a lot about breastfeeding and newborns she either didn’t remember or never learned. She knew she would have to reach out for support when needed.