A conversation with Laurel Wilson IBCLC!
Yes, we were lucky enough that Laurel Wilson IBCLC reached out to us to do a podcast. We have been big fans of Laurel for a number of years. I attended a talk to hers in Grand Rapids a number of years ago and was hooked!
Don’t know Laurel Wilson IBCLC yet?
Laurel has the site Mother Journey. “Tens of thousands of research articles are published each year with potential health implications for new families. Healthcare providers rarely have the time to read, digest, and implement the growing database of research. At Mother Journey, keeping up with the perinatal research is something Laurel is committed to. She watches trends in health care, prepares succinct, insightful presentations, helps YOU provide better care to families.” Yes! Laurel is doing presentations on epigenetics (something that I am blown away by) and the implications for breastfeeding. I am hooked. I have now seen several more of her discussions of the biological implications of not breastfeeding. So important!
Laurel Wilson IBCLC Tedx Talk
“Breastmilk is an evolutionary food. It has helped humans succeed in inhospitable places, during traumatic times, and in habitats that would not otherwise have been possible. None of us would be here if it weren’t for breastmilk.”?
Love this! I also think that we have no idea as to the health implications when we feed our babies milk that is not our own. From the podcast on the power of breastmilk: “Its a very powerful tool that we have as mammals: this ability to literally liquefy ourselves and provide genetic, immune, and nutritional information to our children.” Yes!
We hope you enjoy this podcast and learn more about what Laurel has to say.