Naomi Bar-Yam, Ph.D.

Naomi Bar-Yam

Letter From HMBANA President

Below is a recent letter to the HMBANA community by our milk bank director, Naomi Bar-Yam PhD. The original letter and subsequent newsletter is posted on HMBANA Matters, Volume 3, Issue... More > about Letter From HMBANA President

Imagining Breastfeeding as Normal

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... More > about Imagining Breastfeeding as Normal

Breastfeeding is Normal

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... More > about Breastfeeding is Normal

MMBNE Milestone

The dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. – John Lennon Ten years ago, on March 14,... More > about MMBNE Milestone

Nichole’s Story – Challenges and empowerment

National Breastfeeding Month Breastfeeding, work, and milk donation: Making it work … and then some By Naomi Bar-Yam, Ph.D., Executive Director, MMBNE In 2014, HMBANA... More > about Nichole’s Story – Challenges and empowerment

Prematurity, breastfeeding, and work: Making it work

National Breastfeeding Month 2015 By Naomi Bar-Yam, Ph.D., Executive Director In honor of Mother’s Day this year, John Oliver (Last Week Tonight) ran a segment... More > about Prematurity, breastfeeding, and work: Making it work