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, …

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 …