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Photo: Adriana Mesec maj Issue 36, August 2016 Out and About We all know that breastfeeding is the healthiest option for babies, but how many mothers know that not breastfeeding may have significant consequences for their own health too? How often do we hear about what’s in it for mothers beyond faster weight loss? Health psychologist and LLL Leader Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett examines how breastfeeding your baby...

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Lactation after Loss Mothers' Stories

Julia Vázquez-Dodero Fontes, Murcia, Spain Translated from the Spanish by Laura Brown Laubach, Pamplona, Spain Lactation after loss. I was 27 weeks pregnant when I lost my baby. She stopped moving inside of me. I drank a big glass of hot chocolate with lots of sugar, hoping she would react, but when nothing happened I went to the emergency room. There the doctors confirmed that...

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Photo: Blaire Elizabeth Ring of Second Ave Photography Features

Photo: Blaire Elizabeth Ring of Second Ave Photography    24-hour global breastfeeding support Join La Leche League International (LLLI) live online on October 1st, 2016, for its first-ever 24-hour breastfeeding support meeting! If you are: expecting a baby, a new mother struggling to breastfeed, facing challenges or concerns at any stage of parenting, breastfeeding a child (or have done so previously) and want to chat with other...

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Infant Sleep Features

Updated September 20, 2016 Professor Helen Ball, Parent-Infant Sleep Lab, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, UK Photo: Belle Verdiglione   Infant sleep: sleep development Infant sleep is different than that of adults. Babies don’t sleep all night, fall asleep differently, and have shorter sleep cycles. Helen Ball looks at how breastfeeding and bedsharing relate. “Is she a good baby?” is a question commonly posed to new...

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Vulnerable Pretoria Baby gets Skin to Skin Mothers' Stories

‎Anet Henrico‎, Pretoria, South Africa How Anet is helping a vulnerable Pretoria baby. Recently, I went to Abba House Baby Shelter to drop off some baby clothes. The facility provides support to orphans and other vulnerable children to ensure that they have shelter, clothing, food to eat, and that their basic needs are met. While I was speaking to the house mother, she mentioned that they have...

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MoMo Twins Mothers' Stories

Ryleigh Klimenko‎, New Hampshire, USA   August 30. I can’t keep my excitement to myself! On August 22, my baby MoMo twins were born prematurely at 32 weeks and and 2 days. [MoMo twins or monoamniotic twins are identical twins that share the same amniotic sac in their mother’s womb. The twins also share the placenta, but have two separate umbilical cords. It’s a very...

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