About

Anthrolactology features musings on human lactation and infant feeding at the intersections of science and society.

Meet the Anthropologists Behind Anthrolactology!

Dr. Aunchalee Palmquist – I’m a medical anthropologist and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). I study  global maternal and child perinatal health and health disparities; human milk sharing and milk banking; and infant and young child feeding in emergencies (IYCF-E). I’m an Assistant Professor in the Department of Maternal and Child Health and the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Opinions are my own.

I’m also on Twitter!

Dr. EA Quinn – I’m an Associate Professor of Anthropology (biological) at Washington University in St. Louis actively studying human milk, breastfeeding, and maternal physiology in a comparative perspective. I work with Tibetan mothers and infants understanding high altitude exposure during lactation and infancy. Opinions are my own.

You can also check out my lab website at Washington University in St. Louis. I’m on Twitter (sometimes?).

Dr. Cecilia Tomori

I am the Director of Global Public Health and Community Health at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.  My research combines anthropological and public health approaches to investigate and address the structural and sociocultural drivers that shape health inequities in maternal and child health as well as sexual and reproductive health. My work has primarily focused on breastfeeding, infant sleep, and HIV prevention. You can read more about this work in my first book, Nighttime Breastfeeding, our recent edited volume Breastfeeding, and some recent publications here, here, and hereOpinions are my own.

I’m also on Twitter.

 
We are also co-editors of the new book, Breastfeeding: New Anthropological Approaches, AVAILABLE NOW!