Is Breastfeeding Pressure Causing Postpartum Depression?

Researchers in Australia are claiming their research shows breastfeeding pressure is causing postpartum depression in women, but is it? I take a full look at the research in question to see exactly what it does and does not tell us.

Guest Post: Breastmilk Donation After Stillbirth

March twenty-eighth... There is a friction inside me surrounding this date; a rubbing of grief and celebration, of sadness and joy, of sorrow and thankfulness. March twenty-eighth will always be his day.

Vaccine Effectiveness “Oversold”?

Contrary to what we have been led to believe all these years, it seems that the public health initiatives to push vaccination may need to be reconsidered...

Guest Post: Nursing My Child Through Cancer

And this is where the biggest victory of our breastfeeding journey lies. I am literally carrying his immune system for him. As his doctors point out, breastmilk is the best broad range antiviral medication there is. My body makes antibodies his cannot make right now, and every time he breastfeeds, he receives a fresh load of them. Maybe I've saved him a hospital stay with these antibodies. Maybe, I'll never know, maybe there's a chance I've even saved his life.

I Am A Lactivist

I am a lactivist. It's not because I think women should be forced to breastfeed. It's because I think women ought to have choice and support.

“Overselling Breast-Feeding” Misses the Mark

Are we "overselling" breastfeeding? Are advocates trying to force women to breastfeed? Or are we looking for changes to a system that have only ever provided the illusion of choice?

Breastfeeding and IQ: No, Breast Milk Is Not a Magical Elixir (But It’s Still Amazing!)

New headlines suggest that there is no link between breastfeeding and IQ, but a closer look at the research suggests this isn't what can be said. It seems we're no further along in answering this question than before.

The Big, Bad Lactivist

There is a myth out there that most people who support breastfeeding are bad, bad people out to shame you. Here I examine this in a bit more detail with women's stories and experiences as a backdrop.

“Fed Is Best”

"Fed is Best"... Somewhere along the line, people have decided that simply showing up and doing the very bare minimum is enough to celebrate. I say, "Fuck that."