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OUTRAGEOUS. Tell the CEO of Mylan: It's Time to Bring the Price of EpiPens Down!

Posted August 24, 2016 by Kristin

Take Action!“Where’s your EpiPen?” I’ve asked that question more times than I can count. I'm the mom of a food allergy kid. I have the sleepless nights. The grey hairs. The worry lines of that fate. My son, Connor, has had life-threatening anaphylactic allergies to foods—including to eggs—since shortly after his birth. It’s flat out [...]

Black Breastfeeding Week: Celebrating the Joy Of Black Moms Who Breastfeed

Posted August 25, 2016 by Denene Millner

Originally posted over at My Brown Baby but Black Breastfeeding Week has me too happy to stay on just one website. Happy Black Breastfeeding Week! Say, look here: I wish to good Gawd up above that there was a gang of Black mom warriors in my corner when I was breastfeeding my babies more than [...]

Posted Under: Blog Carnivals healthcare

Wellness Wednesday Recap: Surgeon's General Call to Action On Breastfeeding #RisersNBM16

Posted August 25, 2016 by Sili Recio

We are rounding the corner around the last week of National Breastfeeding Month! This week, our tweetstorm focused on the Surgeon General's call to action on breastfeeding, stats and lots of information. Did you miss it? That's okay! Here's the recap.  

Posted Under: Blog Carnivals healthcare

A High School Report Card

Posted August 23, 2016 by Mary Beth Maxwell

I just dropped my son off at soccer tryouts.  He starts high school (yikes!) in less than two weeks.   We've been talking about and planning for this big day for some time now. He's excited and nervous. So am I. And I think he might be getting a little tired of how much I [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Of Angels and Healthy, Affordable Foods in Minnesota

Posted August 22, 2016 by Stephanie Vaughn

In this era of political disagreement, it’s unusual to see political parties put aside their differences, join hands and work together for the greater good. But that’s exactly what happened recently in Minnesota around efforts to improve and increase access to healthy and affordable food.   Minnesota is one of the lowest ranked states in [...]

Posted Under: Food! politics & policy

#MilitaryMonday: Breastfeeding On-Duty with WIC

Posted August 22, 2016 by Heather Stephens

Imagine flying from Italy to Spain, then boarding another plane from Spain to Virginia, and finally, driving down from Virginia to Tennessee all in a matter of days just to turn around and fly out to California. Sounds exhausting, right? Now add a 5-month-old breastfeeding baby to the mix who is constantly restless, feeding, crying [...]

Public Speaking... (Who me?)

Posted August 22, 2016 by Pam Genant

This post originally appeared on Meanderings of Gentle Gull.   OK yes, I crawled outside my box and actually spoke in public, I survived the ordeal. For me this is a huge milestone and I am here to tell the story. Most of you know that I do NOT like speaking in front of an audience, [...]

With Each Passing Moment

Posted August 19, 2016 by Lauren Hipp

I always assumed I would breastfeed -- naively so, not giving a second thought as to any potential barriers or complications. And thankfully, even with a few small hiccups like tongue tie and delayed milk production, I was able to do just that. But I never expected how empowering and important I would find breastfeeding [...]

Posted Under: Blog Carnivals healthcare