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Since there’s no easy way to identify the top Facebook pages on a topic like breastfeeding, I’m crowdsourcing it! I’ve identified what I think are the ten U.S. Facebook pages that focus on breastfeeding and have the most fans. (I’m a huge believer that audience size isn’t everything! But right now I’m looking for pages with the […] Read More

Honored to have had the opportunity to talk with Saraswathi Vedam, the convener and chair of the Home Birth Consensus Summit. One of the most powerful things about the Summit is that it isn’t bringing together “the choir.” The Summit brings together all of the stakeholders in the maternity care system, with the goal of […] Read More

I trust moms to make the best possible decisions for themselves and their families. Moms are best equipped to make those decisions when they have access to high-quality, accurate, evidence-based information about birth. Learn more about the connections between birth and breastfeeding and a new educational tool for moms over at my guest post at […] Read More

We know that families that work with midwives enjoy much higher breastfeeding rates. What is it that we can learn about what midwives best practices? How can we transform those into policies that help women reach their breastfeeding goals, regardless of setting? I am honored to be guest posting today, along with Midwives Alliance of […] Read More

David Stark of BabyBabyOhBaby is a fervent supporter of new mothers. A firm believer that attached mothers and babies promote healthy families, he has developed a series of videos on breastfeeding and infant massage, with one on birth on the way. With BirthSwell’s support, he recently rolled out a new Facebook page, with the goal […] Read More

Whoo hoo! We’re so excited to share with you all that we’re guest blogging today at Moms Rising – along with Amber McCann – on how to help ensure mothers have fair and accurate information on social media about infant feeding. We are thrilled that the Moms Rising audience will learn about how the world’s […] Read More

  I just got back from the Breastfeeding and Feminism Symposium, sponsored by the University of North Carolina, Greensboro’s Center for Women’s Health and Wellness and University of North Carolina’s Global Breastfeeding Institute. While I was there, I had the opportunity to present – along with Amber McCann – on how advocates can use social media […] Read More

Is breast best? Messaging about breastfeeding has become news and not just among La Leche League leaders and IBCLCs. From the so-called Mommy Wars to two recent New York Times pieces, there’s been lots of talk about how we talk to moms about breastfeeding. But is the question the message? Or should we really be […] Read More

There’s a tipping point coming in birth. I can feel it – and I’ve been reading others who are sensing it, too. One of the omens? The growing body of accessible, readable, appealing, *and* evidence based information for women. I’ve read a lot about birth. And breastfeeding. A whole lot, because it is my job […] Read More

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