“Why didn’t any one tell me?” Food-awareness for solutions and confidence

Breastfeeding women naturally build their confidence by observing how what they eat affects both their milk supply and their baby, and responding to this challenge with different food choices. This honing of our observational skills, and this attunement to our baby, supports our becoming a calmer, more confident mother. Our culture does not encourage mothers to make …

In indigenous societies, mothers know that their food choices support their recovery from pregnancy and childbirth, help build their milk supply, and reduce fussiness and colic. These insights are the centerpiece of Mother Food, the book that changed how we see the role of diet in breastfeeding support. The information that first …