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 …

22 in 2022: Unsung Sheroes/Heroes in maternal child health

Earlier this year, we compiled 22 Actions in 2022 for maternal child health advocates. The list was inspired by Life Kit’s 22 Tips for 2022, and we hope it provides inspiration for you to forge forward with this important work. Extending this theme, we have curated a list of 22 Unsung Sheroes/Heroes (The list was …

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 …