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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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Where’s the Harm in Breastfeeding Toddlers? Features

Darcy Smith, Norman, Oklahoma, USA Question. Where’s the harm in breastfeeding toddlers? Answer. There isn’t any. She’s old enough to eat food. She doesn’t need milk any more. You are making him nurse because you don’t want him to grow up. How is he ever going to become independent? What are you going to do when she goes to school? She’s going to be teased by...

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Joshua Raven Mothers' Stories

María Carrasquilla Ospina, Mexico (translated by Angélica Torres & Soledad Etchemendy) Image: Joshua Raven My story of birth and breastfeeding after breast cancer Becoming pregnant at 44 years old after having breast cancer was the most beautiful thing that could have happened to me. Seeing a cell of life developing within my body after having seen abnormal cancer cells restored my faith in many ways. It was then,...

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Milk Tears Mothers' Stories

Joanne Deering, Bettystown, Co. Meath, Ireland We had thought about having a third baby for a long time and were thrilled when I became pregnant quite quickly. I completed my training as a breastfeeding counselor with Cuidiu, a parenting organization in Ireland, and felt so excited and confident about breastfeeding a newborn again in a few months’ time. My pregnancy was healthy and progressed just...

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Food Themes in Children’s Books What's Cooking?

Katja Leccisi, MS, RDN, Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada Photo: Janet Fotheringham    My mother has given me many gifts. Two of them are a love of reading and an appreciation for good, homemade, simple food. I have fond memories of time spent in the kitchen with my mom, especially baking bread and cookies. I also remember cooking with my grandmother, learning how to make her special cakes....

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