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Portrait: Kaitlin

Please share with me why you chose to participate.

Charlie and I struggled to breastfeed because of an un-diagnosed tongue tie but we worked hard to maintain our relationship. 210 more words


Portrait: Christina

Please share with me why you chose to participate.

I chose to participate because my son and I got off to a rocky start with breastfeeding.   135 more words


Breastfeeding as Food Sovereignty

The increased attention on food politics in urban areas has us thinking about community gardens, community supported agriculture (CSAs), food co-ops, and local food movements – but what about the expanding breast milk industry? 729 more words


Is Breast Best or Beast?

August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week with a focus on supporting women who are working and breastfeeding. Learn more at worldbreastfeedingweek.org.

Like many aspects of motherhood, breastfeeding is simultaneously put on a pedestal and devalued. 943 more words


What to do with Formula Samples

I’m not going to go on about how mother’s milk is better than formula. We all know that food that comes in a box and has a shelf life is not as good as the other type of food — whole food, natural food, whatever you call it, you know: food food. 628 more words

Ecological Housekeeping

That was a first...

I am sitting in an overstuffed chair at the back of the thrift store, nursing. I’ve nursed in public since day one, all over the place, in many different settings, and never had anything but positive reactions. 472 more words

Emotional Honesty

Similac targets unborn babies in their Canadian homes

It arrived while I was teaching night school, and because it was close to my birthday and thinking it a gift, my husband told our daughter that she couldn’t open it for me, she had to wait, and so, a… 2,202 more words