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An Update On Indigenous Milk Medicine Week

Jasha Lyons Echo-Hawk (she/they) Founder, Indigenous Milk Medicine Week (formerly Native Breastfeeding Week); Co-founder, Indigenous Milk Medicine Collective; Tribal Affiliation: Seminole, Pawnee, Creek, Omaha, Iowa We are celebrating the 3rd annual Indigenous Milk Medicine Week, formerly Native Breastfeeding… Read More

Indigenous Milk Medicine Week: Revitalizing Legacies in Lactation

Mireya Tecpaxochitl Gonzalez, Panorama City, California It’s the way the morning sunrise shines upon the tassels of the tall corn stalks in our milli (Nahuatl for corn field) that reminds me of my childhood memories in our ancestral… Read More

National Breastfeeding Month Kickoff: The Melanated Mammary Atlas

Nekisha Killings MPH IBCLC Editor’s Note: August is National Breastfeeding Month, and the first week of the month (August 1-7) is World Breastfeeding Week (WBW). The theme for World Breastfeeding Week 2021 is Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility…. Read More

What Worked For You During The Early Days Of Parenting?

What do you remember about the early days of parenting? Perhaps it’s the late nights, early mornings, and frequent feedings. Or maybe it’s the cuddles you shared with your newborn as you gazed at those tiny fingers and… Read More

Personal Essay: All the Milk

Mona Altman, Eden Prairie, Minnesota Editor’s Note: This essay was originally published in the Summer 2021 issue of Northern LLLights, the Area Leaders’ Letter for La Leche League of Minnesota and the Dakotas. As I sit down to… Read More