A podcast about breastfeeding, science, and society!


October 26, 2020 32 mins

This episode of Anthrolactology features Dr. Ifeyinwa Asiodu! She shares her story of getting into breastfeeding and human lactation research, her new M.I.L.K. lab, the importance of Black Breastfeeding Week, and the COVID-19 Birth Worker Relief Fund. Links are included at the end of the show notes!! (Note: this episode was recorded on August 31, 2020).

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In this episode of Anthrolactology, the team discusses lactation and human milk in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The episode was recorded in late May 2020. EA talks about the team’s ongoing COVID-19 feeding study, Aunchalee talks about her ongoing leadership work in COVID 19 feeding recommendations, and Cecilia discusses the important historical framework for understanding responses within feeding frameworks. 


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In our third episode of Anthrolactology, host Dr. EA Quinn interviews co-host Dr. Cecilia Tomori about her research on co-sleeping/bedsharing and infant feeding practices in the United States. She also details her work on the history of infant feeding and medical advice about infant care. EA (and special guest star Brad Schneider) drinks (for science) and tests her breast milk, as well as some other assorted milks from her fridge. ...

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In our second episode of Anthrolactology, Dr. EA Quinn interviews Dr. Aunchalee Palmquist about her research on human milk sharing in the United States. EA rants about how bad direct-to-consumer milk volume home-test kits are, and the two cringe over the marketing of a new company that claims it can “take the breast out of breastmilk.”

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January 29, 2020 33 mins

Hello and welcome to the first episode of Anthrolactology – a podcast about lactation from an anthropological perspective! Today your hosts are Dr. Aunchalee Palmquist, Assistant Professor Maternal and Child Health, Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Dr. EA Quinn, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis.

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