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Blaire Elizabeth Ring of Second Ave Photography What's New

Photo: Blaire Elizabeth Ring of Second Ave Photography Issue 35, June 2016 Nurturing Early motherhood can be overwhelming and when you are facing it without much support even more so. Teresa Pitman explores ways of nurturing yourself when you have to cope alone. Leigh Anne O’Connor debunks the myth that obesity prevents breastfeeding and looks at the issues for plus size mothers. And Katja Leccisi talks...

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Esther Edith Features

Barbara Higham, Yorkshire, UK and Melissa Clark Vickers, Tennessee, USA Photo: Esther Edith Have you ever wondered what makes an LLL Leader different from others who offer help and support for breastfeeding issues? Health professionals are used to wanting to fix what’s broken, and to approaching a problem from a medical standpoint. Often their solution to your problem comes in the form of medicine or an...

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Ten Concepts: Making Milk Mothers' Stories

Image: Joshua Raven 10 Concepts: Making milk La Leche League is founded on a philosophy summarized in ten concept statements which all LLL Leaders hold dear. In a series of poems Alison puts her interpretation of our beliefs into verse. Here is the second. Concept two: Mother and baby need to be together early and often to establish a satisfying relationship and an adequate milk supply. Making Milk If...

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Kathy Grossman Mothers' Stories

Tammy McKinney, Dover, Pennsylvania, USA Image: Kathy Grossman   Beating the baby blues at the start of motherhood. The day my daughter was born was filled with emotion, exhaustion, and expectation. I remember wanting nothing more than to rest and stay awake all at the same time. There lay a little being whom I had anticipated meeting for so long. I loved her so much and...

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Superwoman Mothers' Stories

Laila Safraz, Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK After a rough start with a baby that screamed for three hours every evening for the first three months of her life, a very sickly baby—she was my fourth and I had not been in this situation before—postpartum depression followed. Thankfully the depression was short lived. I had breastfed all of my other three children, so I knew how breastfeeding on...

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Esther Edith Features

Photo: Esther Edith A few words from mothers about Daddy and photos to celebrate fathers.  Janie: My husband? I love him and he is another pair of hands! Kate: Bath time is Daddy time. I think the two of them have the most fun together then. Sarah: He’s my cheerleader, “You can do this!” “Just think how far you’ve come since last week!” When breastfeeding was tough,...

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