Normalize Breastfeeding Tour
How One Mother's Candid Perspective Changed the Image of Breastfeeding in the U.S.
Presented by Vanessa A. Simmons
Founder & Director at
Prior to the Normalize Breastfeeding Tour, images of breastfeeding on the internet were primarily caucasian. The purpose of the tour was to document diversity across cultures and delivery methods of breast milk.
Ghanaian-American mother of 3, Vanessa Simmons, had a clear vision of documenting the truth of what breastfeeding looked like in the United States. She refused to believe the myth that black women did not breastfeed, especially after discovering their awful history as wet nurses during slavery.
Along with the inception of the International Day to Normalize Breastfeeding, Simmons launched the Normalize Breastfeeding Tour and traveled across the United States with her own nursing baby, while documenting the stories of many breastfeeding moms and families from 2015-2017.
New tour dates are finally opening up again!