NAPPLSC rejuvenates a community of excellence

What happens in an environment void of the need to convince others that racial health inequity exists? The National Association of Professional and Peer Lactation Supporters of Color (NAPPLSC) put it to the test in August this year at their inaugural, unprecedented The Amazing R.A.C.E.: Rejuvenating A Community of Excellence event, just before the ROSE …

Exploring mean behavior within the field of lactation

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. –Dalai Lama I was four when I met Coleen and Rachelle, sisters and my childhood backdoor neighbors. The first time I saw them was through my mom’s bedroom window as I watched them glob mud pies in their unfinished yard. Instantly, I was crazy about them. I …

Our new look

Look up! Our Milky Way has a stunning new look. Canadian photographer Christian Sasse captured the featured image and the blog’s new backdrop of our galaxy seemingly spiraling through the dense, glittering night sky. Sasse made the image…from a series of 30-second-long exposures, each taken 50 minutes apart, over 10 hours on April 28, Nadia …

Potential consequences of invoking ‘natural’ in health promotion: Part 1 of 2

Ever since a Pediatrics article and an Evidence Based Birth publication showed up at her desk on the same day, Healthy Children Project’s Cindy Turner-Maffei, MA, ALC, IBCLC has been pondering the relationship between them, and the impact of lessons on how we communicate about biologic functions such as breastfeeding, and also about risk surrounding …

Liz Westwater, MSM, CLC joins Healthy Children Project faculty

Healthy Children Project has gained yet another brilliant faculty member! Liz Westwater, MSM, CLC joined the team in May 2016. Westwater’s maternal child health journey began at a family planning clinic where she volunteered right out of college. “I felt very passionate about women’s health,” Westwater says. She worked her way through the ranks at …