USBC Legacy Awardee Karin Cadwell Calls for Recognition of Structural Racism

(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 Children Project, Inc. circle are taking up the blogger role.) On August 7, 2016, the United States Breastfeeding Committee …

National Baby-Led Weaning Day and appropriate complementary feeding

We at Healthy Children Project  are so excited to see philosopher of the baby-led weaning (BLW) movement Gill Rapley’s work celebrated  this month. July 1 is now recognized as National Baby-Led Weaning Day! In honor of this declaration, we are sharing one of our most popular Our Milky Way pieces originally published in 2018,  Food …

Spotlight on Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies during National Breastfeeding Month

It’s Week Three (August 16-24) of National Breastfeeding Month, recognized as Spotlight on Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies by the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC).  Among the many effects of the novel coronavirus, the pandemic has truly exposed our nation’s deficiencies; one of them being emergency unpreparedness.  Years ago, Federal Emergency Management Agency …

Fostering connection through technology

Even before Covid-19 forced us to get creative with technology– doulas providing support over Facetime, virtual summits, virtual lactation care visits, and online certifications— so much birth, infant feeding and parenting information and support already existed online.  Although screens don’t come without risk, they’re a tool to literally meet parents where they are. In recent …

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 …