New Dropin Clinic Location Starting January 2018

I’ve had a wonderful 12 years at Happy Bambino but need to consolidate my regular work hours on the west side. All my current clients can continue to attend my clinic at the new location. I’ll be sharing space with Lumos and Ginkgo Tree Counseling at 6409 Odana Rd, Suite 11A, Madison WI 53719. Hours:…

“Breastfeeding Outside the Box”

BreastfeedingOutsidetheBox.com Alyssa Schnell and Hope Lien are providing information and community for adoptive breastfeeding, relactation, chestfeeding by trans dads, shared breastfeeding in two-mama families, and other less common nursing situations. I just listened to the three podcasts they have produced so far (as of January 2016). They were enjoyable to listen to and had stories…

Mothers Milk Alliance

I wanted to do a shout out for our local, awesome, and maybe unique milk sharing organization. The Mothers Milk Alliance makes safe, affordable donor milk available to Madison-area families.  Mothers’ Milk Alliance was born in 2007 from the meeting of two mothers: one with extra breastmilk and one with low milk supply. Both dilemmas…

Want to read more about lactation?

I realize not everyone is interested in all things science. But just in case you are, there are some great places to visit on the Internet if you want to learn about the science of lactation. These sites are written in (pretty much) non-academic language so that the information is accessible. Have fun reading! biomarkersandmilk.blogspot.com…

Transgender parents

This thoughtful documentary touches a little bit on breastfeeding in the context of being a transgender parent. What I like best about the film is the way it doesn’t oversimplify gender or the relationship between parents and children – two complicated and interesting central issues of life. CBC Player (television) August 27, 2014

More videos showing laid-back nursing positions

Nancy Mohrbacher is a great information resource: blog, books, and now videos. Her recent several videos have useful tips for making laid-back positioning work. Laid-back positioning can be super useful for many families. It lets babies play a more active role in finding a position that is comfortable for everyone.

Postpartum depression – dads can have a rough time too

Having a new baby is exciting and really hard. Moms aren’t the only ones that might have the baby blues: Yes, men do get postpartum depression. It’s a fact that most people – and even many health professionals – don’t know. As a result, most men with postpartum depression suffer in isolation. With PostpartumMen, these…

Breastfeeding education for doctors in training

I have the pleasure of spending time with first year residents from the family practice program in Madison. They join me at my Happy Bambino drop in clinic during a week of their newborn rotation. So this article from the Journal of Human Lactation caught my eye: Educating Pediatric Residents about Breastfeeding: Evaluation of 3…

Resources for employers

Many women in the USA return to work while their babies are just weeks or maybe months old. There are many ways employers can support breastfeeding employees – by helping connect mamas and babies for nursing breaks, by providing comfortable and convenient pumping spaces, by helping women access professional and peer breastfeeding support. For practical…

Many ways to be normal

This is just a sample from a great post by Jaqueline Kent: The breastfed infants, who were all growing normally, cued to feed between four and 13 times a day. Some of the infants (13%) only ever fed from one breast during each breastfeeding session, while 30% of the infants always fed from both breasts…