My archives might be a little outdated especially the older blogs. My links above are all new and current.

I have only positive things to say about Permission to Mother, an autobiographical account of a thoughtful mother and clinician who courageously writes from her heart, soul, brain, and personal experience; who is open to change in her views and opinions and is not guided by the safety of rules of any group or the status quo; she is guided by love and openness to the experiences life brings her and her family. Her process benefits her and those around her and those who read her words. And to add to that, the writing style and story telling ability here make it a very enjoyable read speckled with both the humor and seriousness of life. ~Laura Keegan RN FNP, author of Breastfeeding with Comfort and Joy

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Cookies for the Elves (Not just for Lactation)

Ariana and David
Hi, I am Carrie Thompson, I am Denise's sister, AKA Dr. Punger.  This is my first in a series of guest posts on her Permission to Mother blog. Denise and her boys came to visit me in NY and she brought some fun things from the office that I am going to write about. One of them is the Lactation Cookie Mix. It's the first time we've made cookies together. The kids loved it. We used the Milk Makers gluten-free/dairy-free mix.

They were delicious; the kids (and Denise and I) dug right in, Please note anyone can enjoy these cookies, They are not just for lactation, but the inspiration for these cookies were to use ingredients that support milk production like oatmeal and brewer's yeast. None of us in my house are lactating.

She brought me the mix in both the oatmeal chocolate and the oatmeal raisin. Both were just as good as the the prepared Milk Makers Cookies.  You can use coconut oil and egg substitutes to keep them  GFDF, but we added butter and eggs to our mix. We got 19 large cookies out of the mix. They were very simple to make. A non-baker could make these. Even Denise.

The mix and the prepared cookies are available at Denise's office during office hours.

We had a few cookies left over. The mix bag has a ziplock seal. We can store the cookies right in the bag the mix came in.

~Carrie Thompson
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Friday, January 18, 2013

Practice Description

Based on the current direction of my practice, I have updated my practice description:

Denise Punger MD IBCLC is a family physician who has very specialized interests and skills. Although she continues to do 'regular' family medicine: school physicals, routine checks, and treat common infections, new patients come to her because of her unique gift and love for breastfeeding medicine, minimally-invasive well-baby care, appreciation for birth plans, attachment-parenting philosophy, and selective vaccination schedules. She has been evaluating newborns with tongue-tie and preforming office frenotomies for over 15 years to preserve the nursing relationship. She supports prevention through nutrition, respects food sensitivities, and understands how hormone balance influence mood and overall well-being in the adult. She's been prescribing bio-identicals over 8 years. She is the author of Permission to Mother and she has a strong online presence and welcomes contact from patients and potential patients through the social media and the website. Patients travel, e-mail, and call for consults from all over.


I haven't been blogging much (or at all). I do have some topics I would like to write about that take up more space than facebook. So, I may be back.... It seems I can't keep up with the changes on the blog and it is hard for readers to leave blog comments. I am active on my personal facebook profile and my business profile (Punger Family Medicine). I have a "Permission to Mother" facebook page, also. They all kind of overlap. I post at Instagram. I have a Pinterest Account; one day I will start pinning. Thank you for your continued interest in following me.

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