Implications of mother baby separation: Reflections from Nikki Lee

A few Saturdays ago, I enjoyed the last couple of minutes of NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me: The Oddly Informative News Quiz on my way home from yoga. One of the comedians joked about our nation’s detachment parenting style: “You can actually go weeks without touching your child,” she referenced the assortment of gadgets …

Celebrating dads with restructured breastfeeding support

Male nipples. What is their function? Well, if you are the parent of a breastfed baby, you have most likely had the experience of watching your infant try to latch or successfully latch onto dad’s chestly protrusions. For most parents, it’s a funny story to tell. But what if it’s more than that? My rudimentary …

Transformational travels through the Milky Way

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Orlando, Fla. for Healthy Children’s 17th Annual International Breastfeeding Conference. As a trained journalist, I am ashamed to admit that I cannot find the words to explain how phenomenal an experience it was. The gathering of speakers including Ann-Marie Widström, Kristin Svensson, Nikki Lee, Katja Pigur, Elizabeth …

Center for Breastfeeding then, now and later

As a relatively new Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), I was thrilled to have the opportunity to interview Dr. Karin Cadwell, Executive Director of the Healthy Children Project (HCP). HCP trained me for my CLC exam back in November 2011 and the organization has trained thousands of other lactation care providers. Dr. Cadwell was so engaging …

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 …