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Choosing Breastfeeding Mothers' Stories

Updated January 2016 George Hay, East Lothian, UK A father’s story I spent three years as a full-time dad, and going out to work is ridiculously easy by comparison. When my wife was pregnant with our first child and announced that she was intending to breastfeed our baby I wasn’t particularly surprised. In fact, I hadn’t really given much thought to how the baby should...

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The Breastfeeding Mother’s Diet Features

Updated December 2015 Ted Greiner Photo: Anna Bondarieva   An examination of what is and what isn’t important in the breastfeeding mother’s diet for her own and her baby’s nutrition. My Twitter account name is “_breastfeeding.” There, I see mainly three types of posts relating to maternal diet during lactation: (1) women delightedly calling for more cookies, (2) bitter complaints that long periods of breastfeeding did...

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A Second Chance Mothers' Stories

Vicky Groombridge, Coventry, UK   My relactation story: a second chance to breastfeed. My baby, Toby, was born four months ago. Although I attended an antenatal clinic while I was pregnant I never really thought much about breastfeeding. I had heard it was common for women to find it difficult, but I assumed it would come naturally to me and never really considered alternatives. I...

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