Navigating misinformation on the internet: Guest post by Donna Walls, RN, BSN, ICCE, IBCLC, ANLC

The internet is saturated with information about infant feeding, and it can be nearly impossible to navigate it all. As lactation care providers, it can be discouraging when we realize the loads of misinformation on heavily visited sites. Guest blogger Donna Walls, RN, BSN, ICCE, IBCLC, ANLC was especially struck by the advice her patients …

Celebrating our most popular post: ‘Dentist sheds light on tongue tie in infants’

This week on Our Milky Way, we are reposting our most popular article since the blog’s birth back in 2012: an interview with Greg Notestine, DDS on tongue tie published in May 2015 . The tongue-tie controversy continues to grow; in fact, Clinical Lactation dedicated its entire September 2017 issue to the issue. For more …

Memories from the International Breastfeeding Conference

Thank you all for helping make this year’s conference such a smashing success! Here is what you shared as your favorite memory/most fascinating thing you learned/best part of the conference. Don’t call women “guys.” –Linda J. Smith, Dayton, OH Being serenaded by Ric. –Cindy Turner-Maffei, Sandwich, MA Learning about the MTHFR gene. -David, MA Learning how …

Taking Stock of Progress in Supporting, Protecting & Promoting Breastfeeding: The National Immunization Survey and the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative

By Guest Blogger, Cindy Turner-Maffei, MA, ALC, IBCLC, Faculty, Healthy Children Project, Inc., Affiliated Faculty, Union Institute & University (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 …

Improving relationships between parents and health care providers

I’ve been on a quest for the “perfect” pediatrician since before my first baby was born. Over four years later, I have yet to find him or her. Thankfully, I think we’ve come close with our current pediatrician. I’m not thrilled with her infant feeding suggestions, I despise the “ABCs (Always Alone, on Back, in …