Join us for the 26th Annual International Breastfeeding Conference!

There is a lot to love about autumn in Wisconsin, but when the wind howls, chilling to the bone, I start dreaming of Floridian palms and sunshine. Just as the magnificent maple leaves begin to fall and the sky begins to darken, Healthy Children Project’s Annual International Breastfeeding Conference flyer is released, sparking great anticipation …

Highlights from the 10th annual MAINN conference: Nutrition & Nurture in Infancy and Childhood: Bio-Cultural Perspectives

A small group of Healthy Children Project faculty were honored to attend and present at the University of Central Lancashire, Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit (MAINN) conference in lovely Grange-over-Sands, England last week. (For highlights of last year’s MAINN conference, visit this page). The MAINN conference has been held not only in the …

Reflections on the Process of Implementing Change: Highlights from the 2016 MAINN Conference

Guest Blogger: Cindy Turner-Maffei, MA, ALC, IBCLC, Faculty, Healthy Children Project, Inc.* Last week a small team of Healthy Children Project (HCP) faculty members travelled to participate in the Nutrition and Nurture in Infancy and Childhood: Biocultural Perspectives conference in Falun, Sweden. This conference, which is sponsored annually by the University of Central Lancashire (UK) …

Improving relationships between parents and health care providers

I’ve been on a quest for the “perfect” pediatrician since before my first baby was born. Over four years later, I have yet to find him or her. Thankfully, I think we’ve come close with our current pediatrician. I’m not thrilled with her infant feeding suggestions, I despise the “ABCs (Always Alone, on Back, in …

Breastfeeding infants with special needs

  Since beginning her work as a neonatal nurse in 1990, Dr. Ragnhild Maastrup, RN, IBCLC, PhD has witnessed skin-to-skin contact change from “nice-to-do” to “need-to-do.” When Dr. Maastrup began working in the NICU, skin-to-skin contact was implemented for only one or two hours a day for stable preterm infants with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure …