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Breastfeeding is Good for Mothers Too Features

Updated January 2016 Barbara Higham, Wharfedale, UK Photo: Erin White   What’s in it for mothers? Mothers know breastfeeding is good for babies. It’s the natural thing to do: human milk provides optimal nutrition and strengthens immune systems. We know too that formula-fed babies suffer more illnesses than breastfed babies. But how often do mothers hear about the advantages that exist for their own short and long-term health? The reporting...

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Postpartum Blues Mom to Mom

Mothers’ Letters Photo: Kirsty Colquhoun   Mother’s Situation Postpartum blues I have suffered from depression in the past, and after the birth of my first baby four years ago, I had a fairly serious bout for which I required medication. I gave up breastfeeding after only a few weeks because of sore nipples, and I was worried about the medication I was taking getting through...

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