Author Archives: Sera Ansardi

What the Heck is High Lipase?

Does your breastfed baby refuse a bottle? Have you tried countless different nipples, brands, and flow speeds to no avail? This situation can certainly be confusing. After all, your baby nurses without an issue, so the problem couldn’t possibly be your breastmilk. Or… Could it? Enter: excess lipase. Before you panic, I want you to know that you and your

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Walking the Talk: Why This Small Business Owner Provides Employees With Paid Family Leave

The lack of federally mandated, paid family leave has long been a pain point in the lives of American workers. The United States, which lags far behind other industrialized nations in this respect, is one of few countries that still fails to provide working families with guaranteed paid leave for postpartum mothers and other caregivers. Other countries in this category

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How Racial Disparities Are Hindering Breastfeeding Success

It’s easy to assume that breastfeeding is universally accessible to all mothers, but in reality, this sentiment could not be further from the truth. Although breastfeeding rates in America have continued to rise over the past several decades, when we break down the demographics behind this upward trend, we start to spot some startling inequities.  For example, the breastfeeding initiation

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