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Teresa Pitman Photo: Robert Zuill   I grew up on a farm, so I had the opportunity to observe different kinds of animals and learn about how nature intended them to live. A horse, for example, is a herd animal, happiest when he’s with other horses. Horses who live alone are prone to ulcers and other stress-related illnesses—that’s why you often hear about racehorses or...

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Too Busy to Breastfeed Features

Lisa Hassan Scott Photo: Jacob Wright   By four months old, my baby was round-cheeked, giggling, and playful. Breastfeeding her was a joy. She would hold my finger, look up at me and smile. I could put her in the sling so she could sleep, and I would go for walks or bake cakes with my elder daughter. We enjoyed our snuggles and had fallen...

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Biological Nurturing or Laid Back Breastfeeding Features

Updated December 2015 Ayala Ochert Photo: Leilani Rogers   A mother’s tale of Biological Nurturing or Laid Back Breastfeeding, a non-prescriptive approach that encourages mothers to breastfeed in a semi-reclined or laid back position. When I had my first child, Jacob, three and a half years ago, I was determined to breastfeed and prepared myself as well as I could. I read books on breastfeeding and even attended...

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Jen Barber by Chris Davison Features

Kathy Abbott, IBCLC Photo: Jen Barber & Daisy by Chris Davison   Recently a new mom who was on her first day back at work put out a desperate plea to her Facebook friends. Like most breastfeeding mothers she had brought along a double electric pump in good working condition. Her employer, however, had been caught off guard by her request for “pumping breaks.” Extra breaks...

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Galactosemia Mothers' Stories

Sara Brown, Troy, Missouri, USA Photo: Eleanor, Niamh and Dana by Lisa Scott photography My sister, Lisa, has been a huge source of support and encouragement to me since we both became moms several years ago. Our first babies were born 11 months apart, and our second children are just three months apart in age. I have enjoyed being able to share experiences and support each other...

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