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Infant Sleep Features

Updated November 2016 Professor Helen Ball, Parent-Infant Sleep Lab, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, UK Photo: Belle Verdiglione   Infant sleep: sleep development Infant sleep is different than that of adults. Babies don’t sleep all night, fall asleep differently, and have shorter sleep cycles. Helen Ball looks at how breastfeeding and bedsharing relate. “Is she a good baby?” is a question commonly posed to new mothers and...

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Vulnerable Pretoria Baby gets Skin to Skin Mothers' Stories

‎Anet Henrico‎, Pretoria, South Africa How Anet is helping a vulnerable Pretoria baby. Recently, I went to Abba House Baby Shelter to drop off some baby clothes. The facility provides support to orphans and other vulnerable children to ensure that they have shelter, clothing, food to eat, and that their basic needs are met. While I was speaking to the house mother, she mentioned that they have...

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MoMo Twins Mothers' Stories

Ryleigh Klimenko‎, New Hampshire, USA   August 30. I can’t keep my excitement to myself! On August 22, my baby MoMo twins were born prematurely at 32 weeks and and 2 days. [MoMo twins or monoamniotic twins are identical twins that share the same amniotic sac in their mother’s womb. The twins also share the placenta, but have two separate umbilical cords. It’s a very...

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Charlotte Southren Features

Photo: Charlotte Southren Ideas for paced bottle-feeding a breastfed baby If you and your baby don’t want to give up breastfeeding but you are going to be separated and you are worrying because you don’t want her to miss out on your milk in your absence, then this post is for you. Drinking milk from the breast requires a baby to use a different technique than sucking it...

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Valarie Molstre Mothers' Stories

Valarie Molstre, Fargo, North Dakota, USA Getting through chemotherapy and breastfeeding my baby. Today my son and I overcame a huge obstacle in our journey. He breastfed for the first time. At 28 weeks pregnant I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My cancer was stage 2, grade 3, and triple negative—that means it was very aggressive. The doctors decided to start chemotherapy while I was...

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