To-wen Tseng

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The real cost of breastfeeding

I have been writing blogs for San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition for almost six years now (wow)! In one of my earliest posts, I wrote that “breast milk is free.” But I was wrong. Between my two children, I have breastfed for almost four years and loved every minute of it. But breastfeeding is far

Normalize Breastfeeding in our Community

I have a story about persistence. In 2013, a self-describe “largest Chinese-language newspaper serving North America” published a controversial article. Titled “Breastfeeding photos embarrass Chinese-American to death,” the piece cited anonymous resources, labeled breastfeeding photos as “R-rated-photos,” described breastfeeding images as “disturbing” and “disgusting.” At that time, I just returned to work after a 3-month-long

Breastfeed for your baby, as well as for your heart and liver

Talking about the benefits of breastfeeding, we often think of how it keeps our babies healthy, including offering excellent nutrition and stronger immune systems. But two new studies proved that babies aren’t the only ones benefiting: Nursing also appears to provide health benefits for moms. One research found that breastfeeding helps the mother’s heart—that is, beyond