My Induced Lactation Journey: An Interview With Glenis Decuir

My Induced Lactation Journey: An Interview With Glenis Decuir

The LiquidGoldConcept Summer 2018 intern team recently had the privilege of interviewing Glenis Decuir who induced lactation to co-breastfeed with her pregnant partner. Glenis is doing this while taking care of her two children 10 and 12 and being at work and school full time. Her goal is to provide nutrition and bond with her Read more about My Induced Lactation Journey: An Interview With Glenis Decuir[…]

Where are the healthcare providers in The LetDown?

Where are the healthcare providers in The LetDown?

Have healthcare providers let mothers down? Photo courtesy of ABC TV It’s hard not to sympathize with Audrey’s (“Aud”) character in The LetDown played by actress and director, Alison Bell. She’s raw, authentic, and the challenges she faces as a new mother are so appreciable that, as a viewer, you feel as if you should Read more about Where are the healthcare providers in The LetDown?[…]

Breastfeeding Role Models: Should this job be taken more seriously?

Breastfeeding Role Models: Should this job be taken more seriously?

Celebrities can band together with public health officials to promote healthy breastfeeding messages and help families find places to get support.   In a recent Netflix comedy standup special“Hard Knock Wife,” Ali Wong describes breastfeeding as a “brutal  savage ritual.” Ali is one of the few comedians who has included her breastfeeding experience in her Read more about Breastfeeding Role Models: Should this job be taken more seriously?[…]

Being Serena – Starting an Overdue Conversation on Breastfeeding in America

Being Serena – Starting an Overdue Conversation on Breastfeeding in America

Whether or not a baby is breastfeeding at 6-months can greatly reduce risk of asthma, ear infection, diarrhea, as well as diabetes. However, a recent CDC report  showed only 64% of black women are initiating breastfeeding compared to 81.5% of white, non-Hispanic and 81.9% of Hispanic women. (Photo: from 2010, rates have since changed. U.S. Read more about Being Serena – Starting an Overdue Conversation on Breastfeeding in America[…]

Brittany McQueer – Teacher, Doula, Public Health Professional

Brittany McQueer – Teacher, Doula, Public Health Professional

I am a teacher, a doula, and I’m in public health. After spending five years teaching biology and chemistry to high schoolers in Phoenix, Arizona I decided to needed to make a career change. I was very inspired by the teen pregnancy rate in my school and finding a way to make that transition better Read more about Brittany McQueer – Teacher, Doula, Public Health Professional[…]