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…

The surgeon who changed my life


Well, no, it’s not really like that.  I wasn’t sick, and the “changing” part was that the guy refused to operate on me.  At the time, I was kind of mad about it. I was 26, and in the best shape of my life having just run my first marathon. I loved running and spent a…