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Back to Work Mom to Mom

Updated February 2016 Mothers’ Letters Photos: Jen Pan Photography   Mother’s situation: Back to work My daughter is four months old and I am going back to work shortly. She still nurses all day and refuses a pacifier. I have tried to introduce a bottle, first with formula and then, when she rejected that, with my expressed milk, but she would not take that either. I...

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Postpartum Blues Mom to Mom

Mothers’ Letters Photo: Kirsty Colquhoun   Mother’s Situation Postpartum blues I have suffered from depression in the past, and after the birth of my first baby four years ago, I had a fairly serious bout for which I required medication. I gave up breastfeeding after only a few weeks because of sore nipples, and I was worried about the medication I was taking getting through...

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Nursing in Public Mom to Mom

Mothers’ Letters Photo: Orit Gilad   Mother’s Situation Nursing in public I’m expecting my second baby in a few months and really want to breastfeed this time around. One of the reasons I was reluctant to persevere last time was my fear of breastfeeding in front of other people. None of the mothers in my close family—my mom, sisters, aunts or cousins—have breastfed their babies...

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Living on Thin Air Mom to Mom

Photo: Nylan Tyrrell by Sterlin Swan   Mother’s situation: Living on thin air My daughter is 18 months, and though she’ll eat fruit and a few other foods, frequently a couple of days go by when she has eaten hardly any solid food. I am comfortable with her continued breastfeeding, and though she is petite, she is growing and energetic and our doctor says she’s healthy. Her...

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Suzie Blake Mom to Mom

Photos: Suzie Blake Updated March 2016 Mother’s situation: From one to two I am expecting a baby and worrying about how my three-year-old will cope with making the transition from being the center of our world to becoming a big brother, and I wonder how I will cope, too. He still nurses a little and I’m happy for that to continue. What have other mothers done before...

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Still Breastfeeding? Mom to Mom

Mothers’ Letters Photo: Alice Brinkman LJM Photography   Mother’s Situation Still breastfeeding? My son is 11 months old and breastfeeds happily day and night. I’m enjoying this time together and happy with how things are going. He’s reaching all his developmental milestones, is eating well and is healthy. My only difficulty is my mom and sister saying, “Why are you still doing that?!” They keep telling me...

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Can I Get Pregnant While Breastfeeding? Mom to Mom

Mothers’ Letters Photo: Ralph J  Photography   Mother’s Situation Can I get pregnant while breastfeeding? I have an 18-month-old son, who has always breastfed enthusiastically and still nurses frequently. My menstrual periods have only just returned and I’d like to try for another baby. However, I’m not sure whether I’ll be able to conceive with such a keen nursling! Is it likely that I will...

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Out of Control! Mom to Mom

 Letters Photo: Miira Dawson   Mother’s situation: Out of control! Before my baby was born I had a full-time job and although I had a busy schedule and often felt I didn’t have sufficient time to fit everything in that I wanted to do, I knew where I stood. Since having a baby and leaving my office job to stay home with my daughter (who is...

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