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Evolution of a Breastfeeding Mother Mothers' Stories

Diana West, BA, IBCLC, Long Valley, New Jersey, USA  Français Mothering after breast reduction surgery When I became pregnant for the first time, the one thing I knew for sure was that I wasn’t going to breastfeed. I’d had breast reduction surgery and my surgeon had said it wasn’t possible. At the time of my surgery when I was 25 years old, there was no...

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Breastfeeding after Reduction Mothers' Stories

Tess Jenkin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Photo: Maria Griner   How breast reduction surgery doesn’t necessarily rule out breastfeeding. My daughter Nell turned six months old last week and we began our day as we begin every day—with a breastfeed. While it may sound trivial noting this small milestone, the obvious enjoyment and comfort Nell receives from breastfeeding is one of my proudest achievements. Like many mothers, I...

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Athena courtesy Lena Ostroff Features

Updated December 2015 LLLGB Mothers Photo: Athena courtesy of Lena Ostroff   Ask any breastfeeding mother why she has chosen to breastfeed and she is likely to tell you about the benefits to her baby, family and herself, as well as the joy and satisfaction of being able to meet her baby’s needs for food, protection, and security through breastfeeding. Some adoptive mothers choose to...

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Breastfeeding with Hypoplasia. Insufficient Glandular Tissue Features

Updated July 2016 Diana Cassar-Uhl, IBCLC Photos: Nyssa Retter, Lisa Bartee   “Maybe you just need to try a little harder.” “Have you tried fenugreek?” “You’re probably not drinking enough water.” Mothers who struggle with milk production hear advice like this from well-meaning friends and family members (and sometimes, from breastfeeding supporters who should know better). While the vast majority of milk production problems can be...

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At-Breast Supplementer Nursing Mothers' Stories

Updated March 2016 Charlotte Yonge, Paris, France   It is important to know that if a baby gets supplements with an artificial nipple, there is a high risk that he will end up being bottle-fed and will miss out on the benefits that a nursing child has, both emotional and physical. At-breast supplementer nursing: breastfeeding for everyone I am a mother of two children (aged...

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