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Ignoring an epidemic

August 31, 2016
This is what the expansion of an epidemic looks like. The Zika virus has now been detected in 67 countries , including most of the Americas. In the 50 states of the U.S., more than 2,500 cases of Zika have been reported, affecting every state except for Alaska and Wyoming . Almost all of these...
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More Than Just Talking Equity: Why Black Breastfeeding Week is Central to Achieving Equity #BlackBFJoy

August 31, 2016
Lately there’s been a lot of talk in the public health and breastfeeding circles about equity. And rightly so. The scope and depth of racial disparities across various health indicators and in breastfeeding—life’s earliest health intervention—cannot be ignored. Yet every year, many in these same...
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3 (surprising) reasons I keep doing yoga

August 30, 2016
This weekend I was on the massage table when out of the blue my therapist asked, “What do you do to heal when someone close to you dies?” I thought for a moment–having experienced a lot of loss in my family–and answered, “I do yoga.” I have found conscious movement and breathing–experienced through...
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This Mom's Perspective: Breastfeeding and Child-Led Weaning

August 29, 2016
It is August and that means National Breastfeeding Month. My boys are now 19 and 22, and I have shared a bit of our breastfeeding journey in a magazine or two many, many years ago. But not the whole story, as back then, we were still breastfeeding. I have been hesitant about sharing, as I know...
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Representation Matters: Why I'll Show Mom-to-Be My Imperfect Boobs #BBW16

August 26, 2016
“Right here?” I stuttered. “Yeah. Why not?” To my left, my father-in-law was enjoying a plate of scrambled eggs. To my right, my husband was cutting up a waffle for my daughter. I looked down at my 4-day old baby boy. I smoothed my thumb over his tiny fisted hand and took a deep breath. In front of...
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MomsRising Calls Mylan’s Announcement It Will Provide Coupons to Offset EpiPen Price Increase ‘Inadequate and Cynical’

August 25, 2016
“ In the wake of public outcry and the threat of a U.S. Senate investigation, Mylan today announced that it won’t actually LOWER the cost of its lifesaving EpiPens, but will offer a discount coupon to some purchasers. Given that the company has increased the cost of this crucial medication 450...
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Black Breastfeeding Week: Celebrating the Joy Of Black Moms Who Breastfeed

August 25, 2016
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...

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

August 24, 2016
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.
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OUTRAGEOUS. Tell the CEO of Mylan: It's Time to Bring the Price of EpiPens Down!

August 24, 2016
“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...
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Joy As the Antidote #BBW16

August 24, 2016
Black Breastfeeding Week is a national multi-media campaign celebrating and promoting breastfeeding as a timeless tradition in Black communities. It occurs annually, August 25-31st.
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