Erika Cebreros has lived in the Bay Area since 2004 and has written for several publications that focus on the Latino community. She recently worked for nearly three years as an associate editor for El Mensajero, the largest Spanish-language weekly newspaper in the Bay Area. As a freelancer, she continues to write for El Mensajero on a wide range of issues, including education, health, politics, culture, and immigration. Her work for El Mensajero has won several awards, including the 2009 National Ethnic News Award for Best Education Reporting, given by New America Media. Ms. Cebreros grew up in the Mexican state of Sonora. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from the Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa and a master's degree in United States studies from Universidad de las Américas, Puebla.


<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Vulnerable Minds: The</span><span> mental health of Latino children and youth affected by violence and the process of family reunification.</span></p>

<p>The lack of support for breastfeeding in hospitals has a bigger effect on low-income mothers. It is common for hospitals to offer formula for newborn babies or separate them from their mothers at birth, without medical reason. Such practices are considered huge barriers to breastfeeding because t

<p>“Tenemos los baños y los break rooms (cuartos de descanso de los empleados)”, respondió Perla Rodríguez, vocera de los supermercados Mi Pueblo, cuando se le preguntó si la compañía les ofrece a las empleadas que amamantan un lugar especial para extraerse la leche.</p><p>Al mencionársele que lo

<p><!--StartFragment--></p><p class="MsoNormal">Really painful but doable. Not as bad as I expected. Those are my first answers when someone asks me about the birth of my son. I always tell people that the most difficult part for me was after the birth, especially when it came to breastfeeding.</p>