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Lynley courtesy Sunny Vickers Mothers' Stories

Alison Jones, Oxford, UK Photo: Lynley Vickers 10 Concepts: Starting Solids La Leche League is founded on a philosophy summarized in ten concept statements which all LLL Leaders hold dear. In a series of poems Alison puts her interpretation of our beliefs into verse. Here is the fifth. Concept five: For the healthy, full-term baby, breast milk is the only food necessary until the baby shows signs of needing solids, about...

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Sebastián Puenzo Mothers' Stories

Anon, UK Photo: Sebastián Puenzo I am—I think the word my midwife settled on is “awkward.” I come from a family in which traditionally we didn’t talk about stuff. I have used various dodgy ways to deal with life, including food and drugs, which led to eating disorders and heroin addiction. I am nearly five years clean now, but still struggle with trust and communication...

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Young Mom Role Model Mothers' Stories

Chuck Wilmore   So far in my short career as a photographer I’ve had the pleasure of going to a lot of places and being in some exclusive company. Challenges and adversity have accompanied great opportunities and experiences. Yet nothing has compared to the challenge and huge responsibility of being a father. I wouldn’t trade my two children for the world. My wife and I became...

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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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