Emma Kwasnica, lactivist and developer of Human Milk 4 Human Babies
who runs Informed Choice: Birth and Beyond
This morning TIME ran Jennifer Block's latest report covering the new mother-to-mother milk sharing creation by peaceful parenting mom, aspiring midwife and lactivist, Emma Kwasnica. Human Milk 4 Human Babies (HM4HB.org) is providing a new way (which truly is as old as humanity - albiet using the 'new' technology of the internet) to connect mothers together and ensure all human babies receive the human milk they deserve.
It is true that rarely is there a human mother who births live young who is not also able to sustain them with her milk - provided she receives the help and encouragement she needs in our often myth-filled and unsupportive society. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) But for those mothers who (for whatever reason) find they need to supplement, HM4HB provides a way to continue giving our babies the only food designed specifically for their health, development, and wellbeing - human milk.
Read Block's TIME article here: Move Over, Milk Banks. Facebook Ramps Up Milk Sharing
Visit the Peaceful Parenting Breastmilk Donation Resources page for further information.
For additional sites, books, and articles to help the breastfeeding mother in your life see: Breastfeeding Resources.
(1) The Politics of Breastfeeding: When Breasts are Bad for Business
(2) Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent
(3) Dr. Jack Newman's Guide to Breastfeeding
(4) Breastfeeding Made Simple
(5) Ina May's Guide to Breastfeeding