Fathers profoundly influence breastfeeding outcomes

At a WIC clinic a few miles north of Dallas in an immigrant community, a pregnant woman confided in a male peer counselor–part of the WIC Peer Dads Program— that she wanted to breastfeed her baby. Her boyfriend wasn’t at all interested in supporting this journey though. The counselor offered to speak to the father; …

Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week in Milwaukee, Wis.

During this year’s World Breastfeeding Week (and always,) WABA called on us to forge purposeful partnerships to “attract political support, media attention, participation of young people and widen our pool of celebrants and supporters” in an effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by 2030. This year’s WBW celebrated the enormity of breastfeeding; the …

#FactsNotFear

“What do you think of that Fed Is Best movement?” my dear friend wondered when it became prominent on social media. “Um, I don’t really like it,” I replied so inarticulately. Since then, I’ve reflected on the movement and continue to struggle to express anything coherent. Just last week though, the remarkable Kimberly Seals Allers, …