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Charlotte Southren Mom to Mom

Letters Photo: Charlotte Southren Mother’s situation: Family’s Bottle-feeding culture I am the first member of my family (and my husband’s family) in recent generations to breastfeed my baby. I have met with a lot of negativity from the start. Both my parents and my husband’s parents want to take their turn to care for their grandson. In their eyes, this involves spending time with him without my being there. My son is not quite three...

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Lynley Vickers What's Cooking?

Katja Leccisi, MS, RDN, Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada Photo: Lynley Vickers Allergies and babies’ safety when starting solids are amongst parents’ most common concerns. Katja answers your commonly asked questions in the third part in our Starting Solids series. This series explored the many aspects of feeding your baby, from tasting first foods through the first year. Good nutrition means eating a well-balanced and varied diet of...

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Belle Verdiglione Features

Alison Hazelbaker, Ph.D., IBCLC, Columbus, Ohio, USA Photo:  Belle Verdiglione Tongue-tie and “lip-tie” are terms tripping off many a tongue today. Alison Hazelbaker examines what parents need to know if they suspect their baby may have a tie. Recently, my second grandson and seventh grandchild was born. One of the first things I did as his grandmother, after the magical first hours slid by, was to check his tongue...

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Charlotte Southren Features

Photo: Charlotte Southren Discovering the cuddle curl when you breastfeed your baby lying down. When I was pregnant for the first time, I remember being struck by something a mother at a prenatal class told us. She recommended all new mothers get the hang of, early on, breastfeeding lying down, for the simple reason that this eliminates the need to parent for as many as 12 hours...

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Premature Baby, Breastfeeding Toddler Mothers' Stories

Caroline van Nierop, Curaçao, Netherlands, Antilles   My premature baby My daughter, Mare, who is almost three years old now, is still enjoying “mama-drinking” a few times a day (and night). Who could have imagined this, knowing the difficult start she had? At 27 weeks into my pregnancy my water broke and I was confined to hospital. At 32 weeks my baby was born, weighing...

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