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In the Still of the Night Mothers' Stories

Cathy DeRaleau, New Castle, PA, USA Photo: Davina Kecun   When I became pregnant with my first son, everyone had advice on getting through the nights. Apparently, nighttimes were going to be very difficult, and I was sufficiently scared. Then my son was born and I realized that nights didn’t have to be scary at all. Sure, my baby was up frequently, but it didn’t take...

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The Joy of Baby Wearing Features

Mothers in LLLGB Photo: Tania Rook   Breastfeeding Today asked a few mothers in West Yorkshire, UK, how they came to be wearing their babies and what was so good about doing this. Baby wearing consultant Teresa demonstrates how to wrap your baby. Gráinne Evans, a mother in Northern Ireland, UK was at a high risk of postpartum depression after she gave birth. Her daughter, Tessa,...

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The Six-month Milestone Mothers' Stories

Christina Gallo Nizic, Toronto, Ontario, Canada  A mother’s reflections on reaching her son’s six-month milestone. Committing to exclusively breastfeeding is one of the hardest things that I have ever done. I always thought that instinct would take over and I would just know how to breastfeed. This was not the case. Ten days after the due date for the arrival of my first baby, I...

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Do You Really Need to Pump? Features

Alice Allan, IBCLC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   Examines whether breast pumps are necessary. Some mothers cannot let down for a pump and will produce only a measly few drops, when in reality they have a good milk supply. Big seller Worldwide, sales of breast pumps are currently estimated to have reached 5.5 million units, with Europe and America accounting for 78% of the world breast...

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Love at First Sight? Features

Amanda Dunbar, IBCLC, Tyne and Wear, UK Photo: Emma Wood, West Yorkshire, UK   Does motherhood come with that rush of love at first sight? I think, like many mothers-to-be, I expected to fall head over heels in love with my baby the first minute I saw her. We have all heard about the rush of love that comes at first sight, but do we...

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Bonding with Daddy Mom to Mom

Mothers’ Letters Photo: Jess Rhea   Mother’s Situation Bonding with Daddy My husband was initially quite supportive about the idea of my breastfeeding our baby, agreeing that it was the healthy choice, but since our son’s birth, two and a half months ago, he has had a change of heart. He seems to resent the time I spend breastfeeding and appears frustrated and jealous that...

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My Postpartum Depression Mothers' Stories

Hanny Ghazi, Paris, France My husband and I finally conceived a baby a year after our wedding. We were very excited. I have always loved children and for five years had worked as a preschool teacher in my hometown, Bogota, where the mothers of my students told me what a great mom I would be. I answered that I hoped one day to be blessed by...

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