About Lauren Tanabe

Lauren Tanabe

Lauren Tanabe is a NYC transplant and writer living in Detroit with her husband and two young daughters. In another life she was a scientist and has a PhD from Columbia University. She is interested in the intersection between modern-day motherhood, identity, and mental health. Her essays have recently appeared in The Washington Post. You can find her at ltanabe.com or on Twitter @lauren_tanabe.

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When the Monsters Live in Mom’s Closet

August 31st, 2020 | by Lauren Tanabe

After months of attempting every contortion that existed in the space between her mouth and my breast, it became clear that if I wanted her to have my milk (and this, I knew I needed), it would have to be pumped, squeezed, and wrung out of me

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