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Source: USBC Mothers' Stories

Julia Smith, North London, UK Photos source: United States Breastfeeding Committee   I hated my breasts and peculiar looking inverted nipples as they developed and I matured into a young woman. One day, in the changing room at the swimming pool, my mother commented that her older sister had had flat nipples, “just like yours” and it was “nothing to worry about.” Until that moment, I...

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Larry Mothers' Stories

Angela Dawson, Bristol, UK I’m still nursing my three-year-old son who has Down syndrome. Two years, 51 weeks. Four years, nine months. Three years, 51 days and counting. In the past 12 years, I have had approximately 17 lactating-free months. I don’t say this to brag. In truth, I am somewhat bemused that my breastfeeding career is still a work in progress. I spent a long time as...

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Breastfeeding My Surrogate Baby Mothers' Stories

Lili Vardi, Haifa, Israel Photos: Dan Vardi My mother enjoyed breastfeeding me at La Leche League meetings. I grew up listening to her talk about nursing and baby rearing. I couldn’t wait to become a mother myself. All along, I knew that breastfeeding was a part of mothering and that support and camaraderie were a part of that ever-changing experience. When I got married, I...

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United States Breastfeeding Committee Features

Photo: United States Breastfeeding Committee Updated July 7, 2016   Knowing what to expect in a good breastfeeding helper can make all the difference when you are looking for support with challenges   La Leche League is a great place to find help and encouragement from knowledgeable and caring mothers. If your difficulties exceed our skills, we will know where to refer you. After having supported thousands...

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Single Mother Parenting Alone Mothers' Stories

Jacqueline Edwards, Staffordshire, UK Young single mother I am a young, single mother and breastfeed my baby. Before my son was born, I knew that I would be doing everything by myself from day one. I didn’t think that this would be too difficult as I had worked for several years as a nanny and had plenty of experience looking after other peoples’ babies. The only...

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