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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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Women in The Wild Features

Photos: Erin White   Breastfeeding is pretty much the norm these days in Norway. The images in this post are of mothers and babies in Oslo, where photographer Erin White conducted a photo shoot recently as part of the “Women in The Wild” project to promote breastfeeding. The many mothers who took part talked about the general acceptance of breastfeeding in public by Norwegian society. Mother May-Britt...

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Sore Nipples When Breastfeeding Features

Mothers of La Leche League Photo: Belle Verdiglione Are your nipples sore or cracked? Are you dreading putting your baby on your breast? Sore nipples and tenderness at the beginning of a feeding may be normal in the first few days of breastfeeding. But soreness that is more intense or continues for a longer time is a sign that you probably need to make some adjustment. Breastfeeding...

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