Posts Tagged ‘Breast milk’
The PUMP Act is Now Signed Into Law. What Changes Is It Gonna Make?
Unless you live in a cave, I’m sure you’ve heard that the Senate passed the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers (PUMP) act, a milestone protection for new mothers in the last few days of 2022. You’ve also probably heard that it’s a major milestone for women’s workplace civil rights. But what does it really…Read More
No, Green Breast Milk is NOT an Indication that You Have COVID-19
There has been a viral picture going around the Internet of a mother saying that her breast milk turned green when she and her baby tested positive for COVID. So is green breast milk really an indication of COVID? First, a mother’s breast milk has nutrients that are specifically made for her infant. That is especially true…Read More
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
Breast milk helps set baby’s clock
I have two children. The first one was breastfed until two-and-a-half years old. The second one is now 22 months old, still being breastfed. The first one slept overnight at four months old. The second one at six months old. When I share this experience with people, they often stare at me, “and they’re breastfeeding…Read More
The real cost of breastfeeding
Giving the Lifetime Gift of Breastfeeding
Happy New Year! Do you have a New Year’s resolution? Many make resolutions to better themselves. Some make resolutions to aid others. For a new mother who is breastfeeding, the new year presents an opportunity to do both. The most popular New Year’s resolution is probably “eating healthy.” For a new baby, there’s nothing more…Read More