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Fans Tell LHHA star Bambi Benson Breastfeeding her 2-Year Old Son is a ‘White’ Thing

Fans are giving Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta star Adi “Bambi” Benson heat for still breastfeeding her 2-year old old son Breland, who she welcomed in September 2018 with her husband and LHHA co-star Lil Scrappy.

“Yes, I’m still nursing a 17-month-old and it’s not fun,” Benson, who takes her son to Gymboree for play, told her Instagram fans, according to BCK Online.

While some applauded the fact that the active mom is continuing to pass on her antibodies to her son by nursing him for an extended time, others not only disparaged the idea but dismissed it as something “black mothers” do not do!

One fan quipped in response to the post, “Girl, stop that [stuff]/ You ain’t white,” adding, “It’s time BAM, for real.”

Another wrote, “Tell him, ‘That’s your brother/sister’s milk.’ You from the hood. You know that [stuff] looks crazy. Quit playing.”

Benson responded to the scrutiny by writing, “Ignorance of this magnitude is unbelievable.”

One of the reason Black woman stop breastfeeding their babies at an earlier date compared to any other race of women in America is because of cultural stigmatization and rejection of the practice, fueled partly by a general unawareness of the benefits of breastfeeding.

This demo stops breastfeeding earliest out of all other racial groups, partially because of culture stigma.

The Centers for Disease Control  reports that African Americans are less likely to breastfeed their children. “Black infants consistently had the lowest rates of breastfeeding initiation and duration across all study years,” the CDC statistics note.

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies reports that Blacks stop breastfeeding sooner than other races, setting up their children for higher incidences of illnesses and diseases that non-breastfed children succumb to at a higher rate than those who were nursed.

 The report also links higher rates of infant mortality and low birth weight to lack of breastfeeding.

There is a taboo about it among the black community, perhaps, and those who nurse for too long are not encouraged or supported and are sometimes egged on to stop breastfeeding after a few weeks or months.  Although to be fair, shorter breastfeeding times are also linked to working wage-earning mothers who have little to no maternity leave who all have to report to work earlier.  

Also, moms who have shorter maternity leave and/or work in settings where they do not have a private place to pump and store their milk for their babies, also stop earlier.

Kim Durdin-James, national president of the African-American Breastfeeding Alliance (AABA), summed it up well in saying, “In the best of times, breastfeeding is the optimal feeding choice for young children because it provides babies with all vital nutrients for growth and development, but in times of disaster, breastfeeding can mean the difference between life and death.”

h/t BCK Online

LHH’s Erica Dixon’s Twins Are Almost Here

Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta star Erica Dixon updated her fans and followers on Instagram on the progress of her twin pregnancy.

“Twins are doing much better… I’m feeling good….. God is great!!” she captioned an upclose bump progression photo of herself and daughter Emani with castmate Lil Scrappy “Just a few more weeks to go until I meet my angels.” she captioned under a photo of her cradling her belly.

Dixon, a feisty member of the popular Vh1 channel show has never announced who the father of the twins are.

She clapped back at a curious commenter who asked her about the daddy, “Non of your business. You’ll know [when] i want you to hun but everyone is good, healthy, and happy. Hope the same is for you.”

In a previous photo with her daughter Emani with fellow cast member Lil Scrappy, she commented, “My girls and I out and about. I’m worn out now?”

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My girls and I out and about. I’m worn out now?

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Meanwhile, the mom-to-be is still promoting her hair extension brand whilst baking the babies. Keep up the hustle!

‘LHH Atlanta’ Alum Erica Dixon is Pregnant with Identical Twin Girls

Congratulations to former Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta star Erica Dixon who is expecting twin girls in May this year.

Dixon, who already has one daughter, Emani, with ex castmate Lil Scrappy, announced the news of the identical twin pregnancy when she launched a pregnancy Vlog on her YouTube channel last week on February 9. (WATCH BELOW)

In the candid video, Dixon shares that the pregnancy was unexpected, that she was hoping for twin boys and had been experiencing extreme morning sickness.

She learned that the twins are girls along with close family and friends during a “gender reveal party”. Pink fireworks exploded in the sky among the event venue.

She talked about the journey and shared photos from the gender reveal on her Instagram account yesterday.

“Blessed beyond what I deserve. ?? Thank you all for keeping this private until we were ready to share,” she captioned the slideshow. “Thank you to @hopedahairologist who set up an amazing reveal and my closest friends and family who have been on this journey with me. The love and support has been more than appreciated.”This has been a difficult yet rewarding journey for me with the sickness and scares but we’ve conquered and will continue to. “

She continued: “This has been a difficult yet rewarding journey for me with the sickness and scares but we’ve conquered and will continue to. Prayers up and if you want to follow my journey or more details click the link in my bio. #Maybabiesontheway”

She has not revealed who is the dad to the twins but there is rumors that she is engaged to him.