Updated Lactation Research

Checking the MLCA email, I see a question about Malungaay. This plant, also known as Moringa, is traditionally used in the Philippines and Southeast Asia for postpartum and breastfeeding nutrition. It’s eaten in soups and stir-fry. Here in the West, we can purchase it...

Two Breastfeeding Parents

We meet several configurations of families in our work. No matter the design, every family needs honest support, accurate information and patience. Rachel Hess, MS will present a relevant topic at our November 2nd conference. “Supporting LGBQ/T Families: Moving from...

Complicated Issues, Public Policies

I read an article this month that made me glad for the upcoming “It’s Complicated” conference on November 2nd. It was particularly relevant to Rachel Blumberg’s upcoming presentation: “Building Your Tool Kit to Support Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual...

Some Complicated Questions

Listening to a presentation about preterm babies at home after the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, these questions kept coming up: Why, how often and for how long to fortify human breast milk? We’re glad to report that Dr. Marianne Anderson will be addressing this...

Breastfeeding Anytime, Anywhere.

Sitting on a park bench, she nurses her infant while the toddlers play. How convenient, the baby’s fed and the kids are happy. When loud noise at the airport scares the baby, the mother nuzzles her close and comforts her with breastfeeding. How convenient, the baby’s...

IBCLC Licensure and Access to Care

Two licensure bills have been filed in Massachusetts. In the House of Representative, presented by Marjorie Decker, H3496:  An Act to Improve Breastfeeding Care. In the Senate, presented by Adam Hinds, S1270: An Act Promoting the Health and Well-being of Mothers and...