The SCAR project - Breast cancer is not a pink... →
Striking website accompanying a breast cancer awareness and book project, involving portrait photography of young women, whose lives and bodies have been marked by the disease. The photographer, David Jay, explains how women responded to the project: “For these young women, having their portrait taken seems to represent their personal victory over this terrifying disease. It helps them reclaim...
Breastfeeding´s impact on emotional development... →
This Daily Mail article refers to a really interesting study from Finland (University of Turku), indicating that breastfeeding contributes to emotional regulation from infancy to adulthood: “Results showed those who were bottle fed displayed higher levels of hostility, especially cynicism and paranoia, in adulthood than their 4 to 6-month-breastfed peers. Cynicism and paranoia levels...
Protest against Facebook for censoring... →
Facebook has a problem with photos of breasts. Breasts that have been removed because of cancer. Breasts that nourish infants. It is ridiculous to conflate these breasts (the lived breasts that really mean something to women) with the pervasive breasts of pornography. But women are fighting back, insisting there is nothing obscene about a mastectomy scar or a suckling baby. There is a real sense...
Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week →
“20 years ago, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) launched its first World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) campaign with the theme: “Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative”. So much has happened in these 20 years, it is time to celebrate but also to look back, understand what has happened and why. Then plan what more can be done to support all women to be able to optimally...