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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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Nursing daughter Mothers' Stories

Sam Milam, Portland, Oregon, USA Here I am shaking in my boots to share my story of full-term breastfeeding my son, until he was done. The Internet can be both a wonderful place for support and a terrible place of judgment for breastfeeding mothers. If we don’t share our stories, the ignorance that leads some people to believe full-term breastfeeding is outrageous or damaging persists. If we hide behind closed doors,...

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How Often to Feed? Mom to Mom

Letters Photo: Sarah Steele-Smith   Mother’s situation: How often to feed? I think breastfeeding is going well for me and my six-week-old baby. His weight gain is good and he is pretty contented with plenty of wet and dirty diapers. However, my worry is how often he breastfeeds. Everyone I have spoken to has suggested four-hourly feeds are to be expected. My prenatal class teacher...

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Christina Simantiri Features

Gina Kruml, RN, BSN, IBCLC Photo: Christina Simantiri   “Have baby, will travel.” Well, that’s not usually true at first. Between wanting to avoid contagious illnesses, hot sun or blustery cold, and perhaps some self-consciousness while the new baby is learning to breastfeed, many new mothers spend the first month or more of the baby’s life indoors. In fact, some cultures prescribe this as the...

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Nipple Shields: Friend and Foe Mothers' Stories

Katrina Soper, Newport, Gwent, UK Photo: Suzie Blake   How strange it was that a little piece of silicone could be both my best friend and the one thing I detested about our breastfeeding relationship I am really enjoying breastfeeding my gorgeous daughter. Even after her arrival by emergency cesarean section, breastfeeding was easy, natural, and a relief following the stressful day of her arrival. When...

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Messes, Mayhem, and Memories—Cooking with Young Children What's Cooking?

Melissa Clark Vickers, Huntingdon, Tennessee USA Cooking with young children: making messes, mayhem, and memories. From infancy on, children need loving guidance which reflects acceptance of their capabilities and sensitivity to their feelings. I’m not a gourmet cook by any means, and neither am I in danger of ever being offered my own cooking show, but I do enjoy cooking—especially with someone to keep me...

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