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Black History Month: Featured Podcast with Dr. Kimarie Bugg – Part 2 of 2

February 24, 2022

Continue listening to the second installment of this Black History Month featured podcast, focusing on Black Health and Wellness. Your host is Lisa Akers (, PhD, RDN, IBCLC, RLC, FAND. She is joined by lactation expert Dr. Kimarie Bugg, D.N.P., FNP-BC, M.P.H, IBCLC (

Be sure to listen to the first part of this two-part series as you won’t want to miss any of the discussion. Here are references/links to help you find more information:

  • Asiodu, I. V., Bugg, K., & Palmquist, A. E. (2021). Achieving breastfeeding equity and justice in Black communities: past, present, and future. Breastfeeding Medicine, 16(6), 447-451.
  • Bartick, M. C., Schwarz, E. B., Green, B. D., Jegier, B. J., Reinhold, A. G., Colaizy, T. T., ... & Stuebe, A. M. (2017). Suboptimal breastfeeding in the United States: Maternal and pediatric health outcomes and costs. Maternal & child nutrition, 13(1), e12366.
  • Merewood, A., Bugg, K., Burnham, L., Krane, K., Nickel, N., Broom, S., ... & Feldman-Winter, L. (2019). Addressing racial inequities in breastfeeding in the southern United States. Pediatrics, 143(2).