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Birth Trauma and Mother’s Recovery Features

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA Photos: Belle Verdiglione Photography Angela dreamed of a natural, unmedicated birth. She was managing her labor well when suddenly the cord prolapsed. Her dream birth ended in an emergency cesarean under general anesthesia. Both mother and baby survived, and Angela is grateful for that. But she feels deeply sad that she wasn’t awake to see her baby’s entry into the...

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Is Breast Milk Nature’s Toothpaste? Features

Dr. Steven Lin Photo: courtesy Lena Ostroff If you wish your child to have a glowing healthy smile, breastfeeding is number one on your priority list. The well established health benefits of breastfeeding include immunity, digestive health, and emotional development. In addition, one of the biggest advocates for breastfeeding should be your dentist. Why? Breast milk couldn’t be any more perfect than it is for developing young...

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Milk Matters Features

Photo: Jade Beall Photography   What people are saying about Maureen Minchin’s new book, Milk Matters: Infant feeding & immune disorder Professor Mary Renfrew FRSE, Director, Mother and Infant Research Unit; Deputy Dean: Research, University of Dundee; Director, Scottish Improvement Science Collaborating Centre Milk Matters is a work of huge vision, based in extensive knowledge and understanding, yet it is easy to read and understand without specialist technical...

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Overthinking Mothers' Stories

Robin Freyberg, New York, USA I’m an overthinker. I always have been. Decisions that people would make easily or momentarily will often take me days, weeks, or months to agonize over. We won’t go into the seemingly never-ending analysis required to purchase a leather jacket. So, imagine the minefield that is parenting. When my first child, my daughter, was born, my capacity to overthink matters...

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Why I Cut My Hair For LLL Mothers' Stories

Emma Richardson, Washington, Tyne & Wear, UK Photos: Helen Wilson Lifestyle Photography   This is my story in which I tell why I cut my hair for LLL. Let me start from the moment Katy was born. I’m not afraid to admit that it wasn’t how I expected it to be. I’d expected the birth to be a wonderfully perfect moment filled with love and joy. The reality...

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