Trauma-informed care

Johanna Sargeant’s BA, BEd, IBCLC Mastering Lactation Conversations: Creating Successful and Achievable Care Plans is an excellent reminder of compassionate and effective counseling. Early in her presentation, Sargeant unpacks the perception that lactation care providers (LCP) can sometimes desire breastfeeding “success” more than the clients themselves. As LCPs, it can be easy to get wrapped …

Reflections on the Process of Implementing Change: Highlights from the 2016 MAINN Conference

Guest Blogger: Cindy Turner-Maffei, MA, ALC, IBCLC, Faculty, Healthy Children Project, Inc.* Last week a small team of Healthy Children Project (HCP) faculty members travelled to participate in the Nutrition and Nurture in Infancy and Childhood: Biocultural Perspectives conference in Falun, Sweden. This conference, which is sponsored annually by the University of Central Lancashire (UK) …

International Breastfeeding Conference presenter sneak peek: Exploring shame and hope for breastfeeding

Our current health systems need some serious mending when it comes to providing support for mothers and babies. It’s encouraging when health officials recognize the need. Take UK Health Minister Dr. Dan Poulter for example, who in a recent article said “there needs to be a move away from an approach that ‘picks up the pieces’ of broken families …

Exploring the rainbow as a tool in lactation and healing

During our first four months of life, humans see the world in black and white.  While our vision is limited, we feel, smell, hear and taste the world. It’s not long though before color perception guides us a great deal. What’s your favorite color? quickly becomes a question of particular interest to and for little …