I stumbled on this really informative and thought provoking Ted talk about breastmilk and how we can support new mothers in this country and around the world.
Some things that stuck out for me:
- When asked “How long should a mother breastfeed her baby?”, Katie Hinde said that she would never tell a woman what to do with her body. YAAAASSSSS!!!
- Lots of interesting breastmilk facts!
- Calls out the need for more scientific research on breastmilk so that we can make more bio-identical formula for moms that are unable to breastfeed.
*** I acknowledge and respect every woman’s circumstances and choices that they make regarding breastfeeding or not breastfeeding their child. This is in no way intended to convey that breastfeeding is the best choice for every mom, as every mom and baby has individual needs and limitations. This was shared with the intent of gaining knowledge on breastfeeding and ways that we can make social change****