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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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Jo Sergeant Mothers' Stories

Johanna Sargeant, Waedenswil, Zurich, Switzerland   The use of informal milk sharing among mothers continues to be taboo in our modern, medically driven society. It seems everybody holds a strong opinion on the subject. Milk sharing is viewed as either one of the most wonderful gifts a mother can give or it is irresponsible and reckless, particularly without rigorous medical checks and screening of mother and milk. Many people struggle to articulate...

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How Often Does Breastfeeding Really Fail? Features

Pamela Morrison, IBCLC, West Sussex, UK Photo: Janet Fotheringham Imagine that the world had invented a new ‘dream product’ to feed and immunize everyone born on Earth. Imagine also that it was available everywhere, required no storage or delivery—and helped mothers to plan their families and reduce the risk of cancer … Then imagine that the world refused to use it … This scenario is...

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