I am a writer, Board Certified lactation consultant, educator, labor and delivery nurse, wife, mother, grandmother. The joke in our large family is that I was either pregnant or breastfeeding for upwards of 15 years, so all my dresses came and went out of style, more than once, by the time I was able to wear them again.
My professional goal is to expedite improvement of breastfeeding initiation and duration rates, by way of education, promotion, and protection, so that women, children and families may be stronger, healthier, and better able to sustain their positions in their families, communities, and training centers (or workplaces,) for the long haul. This is what will strengthen our communities, our country, and our world.
Bainne Misean, pronounced Bah-nya, Miss-e-an, loosely translated to mean Milk on a Mission, has an approach that is slightly different–namely, to help the providers who help women.
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Stay tuned, while we build.