Milksharing: a story of peace and healing


If you’ve visited my blog before, you know that I believe in human milk for human babies, and I have a deep understanding and empathy for those mothers who can’t or choose not to breastfeed their babies, for whatever reason.  This week, World Milksharing Week, offers a perfect opportunity to highlight a beautiful story of…

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When the media spins the biological norm


I am often asked, through networks of professionals, to connect a reporter or media representative to breastfeeding mothers in a particular situation.  There are some requests that I scramble to satisfy, without reservation, because either the journalist is one whose work I am familiar with (and is truly supportive of breastfeeding), or because the population…

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If breastfeeding is normal, let’s clean up the environment!


This post is taken directly from an assignment for a class toward fulfillment of my Master of Public Health, Environmental Influences on Human Health.  I seek to educate about dioxins, which are found in very high concentrations in human breastmilk.  Dioxin exposure (perhaps in utero) has been shown to have a profound effect on mammary…

The opposite of normal


You’re trying to not like me.  You’re mad at me because I’m calling breastfeeding normal, and you didn’t breastfeed.  Or you breastfed for awhile, it got complicated, so you weaned to artificial baby milk.  Or you pumped your milk and fed it to your baby in a bottle, which wasn’t actually breastfeeding but was human…