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Charlotte Southren Features

Rebecca H. McCormick, Fairfax, Oakton, VA, USA Photo: Charlotte Southren Unwittingly, the author of the opinion post “My Body, My Choice” paraphrased the mission of La Leche League: “Every woman who wants to breastfeed should be able to do so, with full medical, legal and social support.” Many mothers come to La Leche League meetings with some variation on the same story. They wanted to breastfeed...

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Adriana Mesec maj What's New

Photo: Adriana Mesec maj Issue 36, August 2016 Out and About We all know that breastfeeding is the healthiest option for babies, but how many mothers know that not breastfeeding may have significant consequences for their own health too? How often do we hear about what’s in it for mothers beyond faster weight loss? Health psychologist and LLL Leader Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett examines how breastfeeding your baby...

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Adriana Mesec maj Features

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, RLC, FAPA Photo: Adriana Mesec maj Great for babies. What’s in it for mothers? A colleague recently sent me an Op-Ed from the Washington Post written by a group of mental health professionals who had horrid personal breastfeeding experiences and concluded that breastfeeding was too hard and didn’t make that much difference any way. Now they encourage all the mothers in their practice...

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Esther Edith Features

Melissa Clark Vickers, Huntingdon, Tennessee, USA Photo: Esther Edith We all know that breastfeeding a baby can be done anywhere—and babies don’t stop and consider where they are when their need for mom or her milk arises. And we know that mothers and babies breastfeed in many places, and in many situations, and in many configurations, whether in public, in a corner, with a little breast...

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Charlie Banana Features

Erin Pushman, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA Photos: Charlie Banana Breast milk baby’s poop What to expect—and learn—from baby’s diaper for the first six weeks. Five days into my second child’s newborn life, I opened his diaper and found what I had been waiting—no, hoping—to see: a mustard-yellow poop smeared on the inside of his diaper. I was delighted and relieved. For the first ten days, I...

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