Welcome! This blog features musings on breastfeeding and human lactation at the intersection of biology and culture.
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.
Dr. Cecilia Tomori – I am an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and member of the Parent-Infant Sleep Lab at Durham University, UK. I have broad interests across the anthropological subfields as well as history, public health and women’s studies. My main research addresses the dynamic intersection of social and biological aspects of breastfeeding and family sleep arrangements. You can read more about this in my book, Nighttime Breastfeeding. Opinions are my own.
I’m also on Twitter.