Archive for July 2020
What if we include the work of “Breast milk Production” in the GDP?
Recently I read an economic analysis report which argues that breastfeeding isn’t free and that work should be included in the GDP (gross domestic product). “What we measure reflects what we value and shapes what we do,” economists Nancy Folbre and Julie P. Smith wrote in the report. “International systems for measuring the economy have institutionalized the…Read More
CDPH visitation guidelines now recommend two visitors at one time for NICU patients
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently changed its visitor limitation guidance: it is now recommended that two designated support persons can visit a NICU patient at the same time. Before this update, the guidance suggested only one visitor be allowed in the NICU. It is a major win for California postpartum families. Recognizing and…Read More