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Is Milk Exchange Normal?

National Public Health Week

by Naomi Bromberg Bar-Yam As we have discussed in our previous National Public Health Week blogs, breastfeeding is the biological norm. However, we have also always faced biologically abnormal situations such as physiological and medical barriers to breastfeeding, premature birth,

Imagining Breastfeeding as Normal

National Public Health Week

by Naomi Bromberg Bar-Yam Twenty years ago Diane Wiessinger challenged us to normalize breastfeeding in our language as well as our actions. Breastfeeding is not better, not optimal, not the best; it is normal (link to 4/7 piece, “Breastfeeding is

Breastfeeding is Normal

National Public Health Week

  by Naomi Bromberg Bar-Yam Breastfeeding is normal. Everyone knows that, right? In 1996, Diane Wiessinger published an article, “Watch Your Language!,” in which she challenged all of us to understand fully the implications of this statement. We still struggle

Public Health Begins with Breastfeeding

National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week April 4-10, 2016 The theme of National Public Health Week 2016 is Healthiest Nation 2030. The US ranks 34th in life expectancy, a figure that varies widely by race, income, education, and where we live. We