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I clutched the receiver of the phone. “My milk is coming in and I’m in so much pain. I can’t seem to get anything to pump out and I can’t nurse my baby because…because my baby is dead,” I sobbed.  “If my baby was here, I could nurse him and everything would be fine. But he died. I don’t know what to do. I just don’t know what to do. Please help me. Please.” Read more...

Whether we like it or not, human mothers share an intimate behavior with all other mammal mothers: we feed our babies milk designed uniquely for our baby’s growth and development. Some people may squirm at the comparison of a human mother to a cat or a dog or a mouse. Yet we are all mammals, who feed our young in the same manner. Humans may have more highly developed brains, yet we are part of nature and the circle of life. Read more...

After 20 years of living my dream being part of the MilkWorks team, I know that it is my time to wean. Just like my first breastfeeding experience, I started my MilkWorks journey both excited and a bit nervous. With hard work from many people, MilkWorks prospered. The road was bumpy and exhilarating. I got to work with a group of incredible women, serving other women and providing the type of care I would have loved when I breastfed my first child 38 years ago. Read more...