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Adriana Aleksić What's New

Photo: Adriana Aleksić Issue 34, April 2016 What’s new April 2016 (Scroll down for May) Features Breastfeeding during Pregnancy and Tandem Nursing: Is it Safe? Recent Research / La lactancia durante el embarazo y la lactancia en tándem: ¿son seguras? Investigación reciente /Amamentação durante a gravidez e em tandem: será seguro? Investigação científica mais recente / Allaitement pendant la grossesse et co-allaitement: est-ce sans danger? Recherches récentes / L’Allattamento durante la...

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Rob Mank Features

Professor Helen Ball, Parent-Infant Sleep Lab, Anthropology, Durham University, UK Photos: Rob Mank Photography   Putting bedsharing babies in the picture In February 2015 an editorial published in the British Medical Journal (the BMJ) responded to the National Institute for Clinical Excellence guidance on co-sleeping and SIDS issued shortly before. While the editorial itself was uncontroversial, the same could not be said for the photo chosen to illustrate the...

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Breastfeeding during Pregnancy and Tandem Nursing: Is it Safe? Recent Research Features

Hilary Flower, Ph.D, Florida, USA Photo: Adriana Aleksić Breastfeeding during Pregnancy and Tandem Nursing: Is it Safe? Recent Research Is it safe to breastfeed during pregnancy? When I began researching my book, Adventures in Tandem Nursing: Breastfeeding During Pregnancy and Beyond, my highest priority was to address the question of safety. Many midwives, The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, and other woman-friendly resources gave it the green light....

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The Unending Weariness of the Best Job Features

Melissa Clark Vickers, Huntingdon, Tennessee, USA The unending weariness of the best job. “The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. The mother is something absolutely new.” —Osho, Indian mystic and spiritual leader How many times do we hear that parenting—especially mothering—is a 24/7 job? The phrase rolls off our tongues and...

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Newborn Weight Loss: Getting Back on Track Mothers' Stories

Vanessa Pinto, Sag Harbor, New York, USA Newborn weight loss: getting back on track with breastfeeding. None of the mothers in my family or my husband’s had ever breastfed. They disapproved of my desire to do so, explaining that it was too exhausting and telling me stories of women they knew who had tried and failed to make it work. I believed there was no one...

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Connections Mothers' Stories

Alison Jones, Oxford, UK Photo: Alison & Edith by Daisy Simonet A poem about connections between mother and child.  Connections Your loving arms are all the charms I need when you keep me close, feed me at the breast, I won’t protest if you hold me all the time, I’m yours and you’re mine, we are together, finding our way through this journey, at the beginning...

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Swimming Pools: the Right to Breastfeed in Public Features

Barbara Higham, West Yorkshire, UK Photo: Betsy & Tobias The right to breastfeed in public, even in swimming pools. Reports in the news appear on a regular basis about mothers being told not to breastfeed their babies in public places. Yesterday I read that following a two-year battle, nursing mum Victoria Hodgson received an out-of-court settlement of £2,000 from the Western Pool in Peel on the Isle of Man (which...

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Gender Identity: Transgender Dad Features

Updated May 25 Trevor MacDonald, Winnipeg, Canada   Gender identity, toddler nursing, and good friends I can hardly believe I’ve been nursing my child for 23 months. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to breastfeed at all—during my pregnancy, most people told me it wouldn’t be possible. When my son, Jacob, was born, we took it one feeding at a time, and here...

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