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 …

Lactation Counselor Training Course (LCTC) offered completely online for first time ever

In this uncertain time, it can be helpful to remember that we have control over the way we respond to the things we don’t have control over. Healthy Children Project joins individuals, businesses and organizations that have had to adapt to this strange, challenging Covid-19 situation.  “When you face challenges, we have two choices: Let …

Toxic Stress, Resilience Building, COVID-19 and Breastfeeding

As I write this, I’ve logged exactly two weeks at home in self-quarantine due to Covid-19 with my husband and three children. Technically, we’ve only made it through the kids’ scheduled spring break, but they’ll start an indefinite distance learning journey on Monday. Our socially-distanced days have been filled with laughter of a couple kinds. …

New insight into skin-to-skin contact

By Healthy Children Project  Healthy Children Project faculty members Kajsa Brimdyr and Karin Cadwell and colleagues from Sweden have published a new paper in Medical Hypotheses, available this month. The paper, titled “A Plausible Pathway of Imprinted Behaviors: Skin-to-skin Actions of the Newborn Immediately After Birth Follow the Order of Fetal Development and Intrauterine Training of …