Catching up with the authors of ‘Childhood Obesity and Breastfeeding Rates in Pennsylvania Counties—Spatial Analysis of the Lactation Support Landscape’

Earlier this fall, in Parts One and Two of National Childhood Obesity Month: the links between infant feeding and obesity, we zeroed in on what obesity looks like in the U.S. and how infant and young child feeding (IYCF) and other perinatal factors influence the obesity epidemic. This week, Our Milky Way caught up with …

Lactation Counselor Training Course (LCTC) offered completely online for first time ever

In this uncertain time, it can be helpful to remember that we have control over the way we respond to the things we don’t have control over. Healthy Children Project joins individuals, businesses and organizations that have had to adapt to this strange, challenging Covid-19 situation.  “When you face challenges, we have two choices: Let …

Toxic Stress, Resilience Building, COVID-19 and Breastfeeding

As I write this, I’ve logged exactly two weeks at home in self-quarantine due to Covid-19 with my husband and three children. Technically, we’ve only made it through the kids’ scheduled spring break, but they’ll start an indefinite distance learning journey on Monday. Our socially-distanced days have been filled with laughter of a couple kinds. …

Eight Days in Egypt

Post by Cindy Turner-Maffei and Karin Cadwell Last year Dr. Karin Cadwell, Healthy Children Project, Inc. (HCP) Executive Director was thrilled to plan a new project with our Egyptian colleague, Dr. Abla Alalfy. Together with other colleagues from the Egyptian Lactation Consultant Association, “Doctora Abla” and “the Mother of Egypt’s Children”, as she is affectionately …

Milk Ducks and Iron Fish join forces to fight iron deficiency anemia

A swarm of buzzing maternal child health advocates surrounds the hotel pool. Guests inconspicuously and perhaps somewhat anxiously glance over their shoulders wondering what could be about to happen. The anticipation lies thick despite a nearby, gentle ocean breeze. A woman named Kristin raises a loud speaker proudly. She passionately announces Healthy Children Project’s (HCP) …