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 …

Memories from the International Breastfeeding Conference

Thank you all for helping make this year’s conference such a smashing success! Here is what you shared as your favorite memory/most fascinating thing you learned/best part of the conference. Don’t call women “guys.” –Linda J. Smith, Dayton, OH Being serenaded by Ric. –Cindy Turner-Maffei, Sandwich, MA Learning about the MTHFR gene. -David, MA Learning how …

Breastfeeding advocate battles formula companies, protects mothers and babies

The Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI) is celebrating 25 years of activism. Arun Gupta MD, FIAP formally founded BPNI in 1991 in an effort to resist formula companies’ “massive propaganda” and protect mothers and babies from predatory marketing. Specifically, Dr. Gupta was concerned by companies’ fear-mongering tactics which made women believe they could not …