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What my brain tumor can teach us about contemporary midwifery and lactation care

In the summer of 2000 I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. I had developed double vision because a benign tumor, a meningioma, was pressing on the nerve that controlled the movement of one of my eyes. The tumor was small, but located deep in my brain. That meant that surgery to remove it would […]

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LCs Leah Drexler and Kimberly Seals Allers want to have lunch with me

It’s truly amazing the lengths to which lactation professionals will go to avoid having to address the elephant in the room. They’ll even invite me to lunch! What’s the elephant? Exclusive breastfeeding has become the LEADING risk factor for newborn re-hospitalization. As many as 1 in 71 exclusively breastfed babies will be re-hospitalized. That means […]

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A new device analyzes breastmilk to see if you are producing enough; should you buy it?

MyMilk Labs launches Mylee, a small sensor that analyzes breast milk at home is the title of a recent piece on TechCrunch: Parents often worry about if their babies are getting enough nutrition or if they are producing enough milk. MyMilk Labs wants to give nursing mothers more information with Mylee, a sensor that scans […]

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Lactivism represents a profound lack of empathy

One of the most amazing traits of human beings is the ability to empathize with others. We don’t have to lose a parent to imagine how devastating the loss of a parent could be and therefore we offer our support. We don’t have to experience a divorce to imagine how devastating the end of a […]

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