Lactation counselor pumps for 29 months and counting after surrogate births

Juli Velasquez’s, CLC first son, now 10 years old, was born by emergency c-section. “It was pretty frightening,” she remembers. “I was completely put under [anesthesia]. Everyone saw the baby before I did.”  Despite a challenging birth, Velasquez and her son went on to breastfeed for 13 months. During this time, she planned the birth …

Join us for the 26th Annual International Breastfeeding Conference!

There is a lot to love about autumn in Wisconsin, but when the wind howls, chilling to the bone, I start dreaming of Floridian palms and sunshine. Just as the magnificent maple leaves begin to fall and the sky begins to darken, Healthy Children Project’s Annual International Breastfeeding Conference flyer is released, sparking great anticipation …

‘Phagocytosis by Immune Cells Isolated from Breast Milk’

I’d like to begin this week’s post thanking Nikki Lee Health for guiding me to Andy Borowitz’s satire Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans. Borowitz writes: “Scientists have discovered a powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of Earth to sustain life, a sobering new study reports. The …