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Christina Simantiri Mom to Mom

Letters Photo: Christina Simantiri Mother’s situation: Stretching family finances I’m breastfeeding my six-month-old baby and have two other children: a preschooler and an eight-year-old. I’ve decided that I need to stay home rather than going back to work. While this is the right decision for my family and we shall not need to spend any money on child care, we are going to struggle financially....

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Emma and Lynley by Melissa Vickers What's Cooking?

Katja Leccisi, MS, RDN, Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada Photo: Emma and Lynley by Melissa Vickers The second part in our Starting Solids series. This series explores 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 foods in as close to their natural state as possible. Part two: How to offer first foods to your...

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Flav Pop Photography Features

Melissa Clark Vickers, Huntingdon, Tennessee, USA Photo: Flav Pop Photography Breastfeeding in a disaster or emergency Breastfeeding can be a comfort and a life line in a disaster or emergency. Your baby is crying and you instinctively pick him up and offer the breast, and, more often than not, two things happen simultaneously: you both calm down. That surge of milk to your baby, and the surge of...

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at the grand opening of the New York Milk Bank Features

The New York Milk Bank, New York, USA Photos: Justin Chauncey Photography The New York Milk Bank is now supplying pasteurized donor human milk to infants in need.  On September 21, 2016, The New York Milk Bank, a nonprofit in Westchester County, NY, USA, opened as the first and only comprehensive, community-based milk bank in New York State. The milk bank is committed to increasing availability and...

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Lactation after Loss Mothers' Stories

Julia Vázquez-Dodero Fontes, Murcia, Spain Translated from the Spanish by Laura Brown Laubach, Pamplona, Spain Lactation after loss. I was 27 weeks pregnant when I lost my baby. She stopped moving inside of me. I drank a big glass of hot chocolate with lots of sugar, hoping she would react, but when nothing happened I went to the emergency room. There the doctors confirmed that...

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