Happy Birth Day, a new project by Dr. Kajsa Brimdyr

I just finished watching the Happy Birth Day series, a vignette of real birth experiences produced and filmed by Healthy Children Project’s Dr. Kajsa Brimdyr, PhD, CLC and Emmy nominated producer Judy Blatchford with my two- and four- year-old-daughters… I am so excited to give birth again! For me, watching these mothers, their partners and …

Skin-to-skin in Gulu, Uganda

When the electricity goes out in a small, rural hospital in Gulu, Uganda, hospital staff sometimes use the light emitted by their phones to repair tears from childbirth, to check for complete placentas, and for various other procedures. “Sometimes there is no electricity for long periods of time,” Healthy Children Project’s Kajsa Brimdyr, PhD, CLC …

International Breastfeeding and MAINN Conference links to documents and resources

Unless I am chasing after my children in fear of their lives, I do not run. Quite honestly, even when I’ve grave concern for their safety, I proceed with more of a brisk walk than a sprint. The point is, I’m not a runner. But Friday evening, after the three days I spent at 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) …

Taking Stock of Progress in Supporting, Protecting & Promoting Breastfeeding: The National Immunization Survey and the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative

By Guest Blogger, Cindy Turner-Maffei, MA, ALC, IBCLC, Faculty, Healthy Children Project, Inc., Affiliated Faculty, Union Institute & University (Ed. Note: Our Milk Way blogger Jess Fedenia is on parental leave for the months of July, August, and September, 2016 to welcome a third child into the family. During Jess’s leave, members of the Healthy …