Announcing Our New Book: "Speaking Our Truths"

Announcing Our New Book: "Speaking Our Truths"

As I have previously shared, I spent the last year exploring the experience of breastfeeding and pumping in the United States.  It has been a sobering year, a rage-inducing year, a healing year.  

I am pleased to finally share the results of that research, published last week in a new book called "Speaking Our Truths: 27 Stories of What It's Really Like to Breastfeed and Pump in the United States."

You can get a sense of the stories and themes in the book from this article we published on Slate last week.  In the coming week, I'll be sharing more reflections on some of the feedback I've gotten about it so far and on the hackathon and policy summit event we convened this past weekend at MIT.  If you would like more information about the research or a physical copy of the book, please contact me at kate.krontiris@gmail.com.  

It is our hope that the stories in this book spread far and wide: to parents, care providers, lawmakers, breast pump companies, insurance agencies, entrepreneurs and designers, and more.  

The breastfeeding paradigm we are living under now has a hundred points of failure.  That makes it a hard problem to solve, but it also gives us a hundred points of leverage for change. Right now, we are pushing all that complexity onto parents, but we all have a role to play in catalyzing an inclusive and intersectional movement in breastfeeding innovation.

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