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When Mother's Milk Was All I Had to Give

Jennifer Canvasser | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Canvasser

The one way I could nurture my fragile babies was by giving them my milk. Making milk was my one source of empowerment, when all of my motherly duties and responsibilities were taken away and given to clinicians.

Blood Donors and Breast Milk Donors: Lifesavers

Jennifer Canvasser | Posted 07.02.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Canvasser

The literature demonstrates that the safest, healthiest option for premature and vulnerable infants is an exclusive human-milk diet. Our fragile infants cannot wait around for more evidence, they need human milk now.

Your Life Is the Lab: Toxic Chemicals in 5 Unexpected Places

Jennifer Canvasser | Posted 06.14.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Canvasser

When your child has a chronic health condition that threatens his life and well-being, you gain a sharp perspective on what's important in life.

PHOTOS: Massive Breastfeeding Scandal At Hollister

Posted 01.08.2013 | Parents

We hadn’t heard about a mom being shamed in public for breastfeeding all year. Granted, it has only been a week, but we were hopeful that 2013 might...

More Kids at Risk for Lead Poisoning

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 07.22.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

After the CDC lowered the threshold at which a child is at risk for lead poisoning by half last week, the number of children under 6 who are now considered at risk jumped from 77,000 to 442,000.