Milk ducks on a mission

Backed by insubstantial but irrefutable evidence,  plastic ducks benefit greatly from skin-to-skin contact. Holding plastic ducks skin-to-skin has been shown to increase their likelihood of performing well at the International Breastfeeding Conference’s Milk Duck Races, according to past participants.  Here’s a breakdown of the race:  A swarm of buzzing maternal child health advocates surrounds the …

Milk Ducks and Iron Fish join forces to fight iron deficiency anemia

A swarm of buzzing maternal child health advocates surrounds the hotel pool. Guests inconspicuously and perhaps somewhat anxiously glance over their shoulders wondering what could be about to happen. The anticipation lies thick despite a nearby, gentle ocean breeze. A woman named Kristin raises a loud speaker proudly. She passionately announces Healthy Children Project’s (HCP) …

Transformational travels through the Milky Way

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Orlando, Fla. for Healthy Children’s 17th Annual International Breastfeeding Conference. As a trained journalist, I am ashamed to admit that I cannot find the words to explain how phenomenal an experience it was. The gathering of speakers including Ann-Marie Widström, Kristin Svensson, Nikki Lee, Katja Pigur, Elizabeth …