USBC Legacy Awardee Karin Cadwell Calls for Recognition of Structural Racism

(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 Children Project, Inc. circle are taking up the blogger role.) On August 7, 2016, the United States Breastfeeding Committee …

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 …

Underdeveloped plans for infant and young child feeding during emergencies

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) called Hurricane Katrina “the single most catastrophic natural disaster in US history.” In preparation for the storm, the government organized an alternate site for the Super Bowl but failed to employ an infant feeding in emergencies (IFE) plan, Healthy Children Project Executive Director Karin Cadwell reports. In the aftermath of …

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 …