1,000 Golden Days for the Development of the Egyptian Family

This summer, while health advocates across the globe celebrated World Breastfeeding Week and the U.S. celebrated National Breastfeeding Month, Egypt commemorated the launch of their initiative “1,000 Golden Days for the Development of the Egyptian Family.” This work is situated under the umbrella project 100-Million Healthy Lives Presidential Initiative.  In collaboration with Egyptian Members Association …

Monumental ‘Skin-to-skin contact after birth: Developing a research and practice guideline’ calls for immediate, continuous, uninterrupted skin-to-skin contact for all mothers and all babies from 1000 grams, after all modes of birth

In Western culture, we tend to trust the process of pregnancy and the capability of a human body to grow and nourish a fetus, but there’s a moment between then and the approaching birth of the baby and beyond when that confidence is lost. Among other reasons, loss of trust in the female body forces …

Field of lactation gains child psychologist

The field of lactation just gained another amazing care provider. Kenya Malcolm, PhD, CLC is a child psychologist, consultant, and trainer in Rochester, New York. Dr. Malcolm’s work focuses on programs and interventions in early childhood in mental health settings, preschools and pediatric offices. Among her many responsibilities, Dr. Malcolm is the HealthySteps program coordinator …

Catching up with the authors of ‘Childhood Obesity and Breastfeeding Rates in Pennsylvania Counties—Spatial Analysis of the Lactation Support Landscape’

Earlier this fall, in Parts One and Two of National Childhood Obesity Month: the links between infant feeding and obesity, we zeroed in on what obesity looks like in the U.S. and how infant and young child feeding (IYCF) and other perinatal factors influence the obesity epidemic. This week, Our Milky Way caught up with …

Lactation Counselor Training Course (LCTC) offered completely online for first time ever

In this uncertain time, it can be helpful to remember that we have control over the way we respond to the things we don’t have control over. Healthy Children Project joins individuals, businesses and organizations that have had to adapt to this strange, challenging Covid-19 situation.  “When you face challenges, we have two choices: Let …