Nutrition During Pregnancy and Lactation: Exploring New Evidence

Guest post by Cindy Turner-Maffei, MA, ALC, IBCLC Did you know that the Dietary Guidelines for America (DGA), now 40 years old, have never included guidance for nutrition during pregnancy, lactation, infancy or for children under age 2? Worrisome when you think about the lifelong impact of nutrition in these crucial formative time frames. Congress mandated …

The words we use

“Is ‘jerk’ a swear word, Mom?” “Can I say ‘Hell’ if I’m talking about a place, Mom?” “Mom! George said a bad word!”  More than ever, my kids are experimenting with words. Exposure to new phrases– especially through media and books, friends at school, even us parents, etc.– requires the careful navigation of appropriate vernacular. …

Demographic Report of Current CLCs in the U.S. & Territories released

Last month, Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice (ALPP) Director Ellie MacGregor, MPH, CLC and Healthy Children Project’s Lead Faculty and Lactation Consultant Cindy Turner-Maffei, MA, ALC, IBCLC had the privilege of attending Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere’s (ROSE) 2019 Summit in Atlanta, Ga.  “It was an amazing conference focused on eliminating inequities, particularly racial inequities, …