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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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Running 100 Miles Five Months Postpartum Mothers' Stories

Helen Fong, Auburn, CA, USA   My journey from having a baby to running 100 miles! At five months postpartum, I finished the Rio Del Lago 100 Mile Endurance Run (RDL) in 29:41:28. Before my pregnancy, I ran many ultra-marathons. One of my goals was to get into the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, for which you not only have to qualify but have also to...

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Pumping on the Road Mom to Mom

Mothers’ Letters Photo: Deidre McBride Mother’s situation: Pumping on the road I work three days (sometimes four days) a week as a traveling sales representative and during that time I’m on the road or visiting different stores. I am breastfeeding my five-month-old son and need to pump during the day. I’m having to use my car or public bathrooms to pump my milk. Can other...

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