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Bipolar and Breastfeeding Mothers' Stories

Updated December 2015 Beatrice Faulkner, Gargrave, Yorkshire, UK Photo: Anna Bondarieva   First journey: bipolar and breastfeeding “Breastfeeding is easy,” my mum told me when I was pregnant. After straightforward home births she had breastfed my sister and then me. I had grown up assuming that I too would breastfeed, although I never imagined breastfeeding anyone who could walk or talk. As for its being easy, I wasn’t so...

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Galactosemia Mothers' Stories

Sara Brown, Troy, Missouri, USA Photo: Eleanor, Niamh and Dana by Lisa Scott photography My sister, Lisa, has been a huge source of support and encouragement to me since we both became moms several years ago. Our first babies were born 11 months apart, and our second children are just three months apart in age. I have enjoyed being able to share experiences and support each other...

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At-Breast Supplementer Nursing Mothers' Stories

Updated March 2016 Charlotte Yonge, Paris, France   It is important to know that if a baby gets supplements with an artificial nipple, there is a high risk that he will end up being bottle-fed and will miss out on the benefits that a nursing child has, both emotional and physical. At-breast supplementer nursing: breastfeeding for everyone I am a mother of two children (aged...

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Choosing Breastfeeding Mothers' Stories

Updated January 2016 George Hay, East Lothian, UK A father’s story I spent three years as a full-time dad, and going out to work is ridiculously easy by comparison. When my wife was pregnant with our first child and announced that she was intending to breastfeed our baby I wasn’t particularly surprised. In fact, I hadn’t really given much thought to how the baby should...

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A Second Chance Mothers' Stories

Vicky Groombridge, Coventry, UK   My relactation story: a second chance to breastfeed. My baby, Toby, was born four months ago. Although I attended an antenatal clinic while I was pregnant I never really thought much about breastfeeding. I had heard it was common for women to find it difficult, but I assumed it would come naturally to me and never really considered alternatives. I...

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