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How this black woman made a business out of breastfeeding

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How this black woman made a business out of breastfeeding


Today marks the beginning of World Breastfeeding Week. To commemorate the week-long celebrations, Face2Face Africa throws a spotlight on how this innovative Ghanaian-American fashion designer is making money out of breastfeeding.

Most women, especially young mothers, are quite uneasy at the thought of nursing their babies in public because they do not want to expose their breasts and cannot find clothes that are well-designed for breastfeeding.

It is this kind of hassle that drove Ruth Yeboah, the founder of Le Regard Apparel, to create a new line of women’s attire that provides sophisticated postpartum clothing without compromising style and comfort.

Speaking to Face2Face Africa, Yeboah, a 32-year-old Mother of two and a native of West Africa, said the idea to design dresses that make it easier for Mothers to breastfeed in public came when she gave birth to her daughter two years ago.

“I struggled to nurse her in public [church, special occasions, etc.] and also found it difficult to pump while …

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