#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, …

Support breastfeeding as a co-parent

Most often the breastfeeding advice provided for partners assumes that s/he lives in the home with the nursing dyad. At this year’s International Breastfeeding Conference, Kimberly Seals Allers reminded us how important it is to give parents tools “based on the realities of their lives.” Assuming that a mother’s partner lives at home with her …

Voices for the underserved; speaking up about unuttered breastfeeding barriers

This year, my family and I participated in our first Big Latch On for World Breastfeeding Week. Nursing your child can be an incredible experience in itself, but to be surrounded by the love and support of other mothers nursing their little ones was such a fulfilling encounter. With my darling Willow blissfully latched, I …