breastfeeding

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 the best; it is normal (link... 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

Public Health Begins with Breastfeeding

4/4/16 Staff News
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... More > about Public Health Begins with Breastfeeding

Testimony Before the New York City Council Committee on Women’s Issues

3/30/16 Staff News
Regarding Int. No. 1063-2016 – Requiring Lactation Rooms in Certain Public Spaces By Amber Star Merkens, March 30, 2016 MMBNE was invited to testify before... More > about Testimony Before the New York City Council Committee on Women’s Issues

A Conversation with NICU Nurse and IBCLC Dara Barnett

Originally posted on November 24th, 2015. by Amber Star Merkens My journey to becoming the NY Outreach Coordinator for Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast  was heavily influenced... More > about A Conversation with NICU Nurse and IBCLC Dara Barnett