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The state of breastfeeding in Washtenaw County

A few weeks ago, after a hard-fought campaign by public health professionals and women’s rights advocates across the state of Michgan, Governor Snyder signed into law the Breastfeeding Antidiscrimination Act (SB 674), essentially giving nursing mothers in our state the right to breastfeed publicly without fear of arrest. In celebration of this fact, I reached […]

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Do cock-blocking babies have an evolutionary advantage?

According to the research of Harvard’s David Haig, it’s conceivable that babies evolved to cry at night not necessarily because they need to be fed, but because, by doing so, they could well delay the arrival of siblings who would invariably compete for scarce resources. In an attempt to explain why babies, especially those that […]

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“Let them eat tits”

[above: Nursing Moms Tent at Ypsi’s 2013 Heritage Fest] I know my friends who worked their asses off in order to make last weekend’s Heritage Festival the incredible success that it was are likely to take what I’m about to say personally, and I apologize in advance if that’s the case. I don’t mean it […]

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Totally Quotable Clementine… “milk thing” edition

This happened a few months ago. Clementine, in an attempt to get Arlo to stop crying, thought that she’d point out that Linette was nearby, working in the kitchen. Instead of saying “there’s your beautiful mama,” or something like that, though, Clementine decided to go a different route, and refer to Linette as “the thing” […]

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Totally Quotable Clementine: breast appreciation edition

[The quote was from this evening, as we were eating dinner. I had to go back a while, however, to find a photo that fit. Surprisingly, we have very few photos of Clementine looking at, or otherwise interacting with, her mother’s breasts… Anyway, I just loved this idea of her body being “sponsored” by Linette’s […]

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