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Breastfeeding is Love Mothers' Stories

Ana Romero Alonso, Cigales, Spain Translated by Soledad Etchemendy, Barcelona, Spain Photo: Rachel Brencur Photography I am a mother of two children born in 2007 and 2011. I want to tell you about my very atypical breastfeeding journey, a journey along a path parallel to that of most breastfeeding mothers. I could not feed my own milk to my children. For me, this felt like...

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Nights Mothers' Stories

Beth Wickenden, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK   I’m not quite sure what I was expecting when I was expecting … perhaps a doll, certainly not a wailing, nipple-blistering, scrunched-up little being that I was nevertheless meant to adore. Yet adore him I would. His was a long and traumatic entry into our world, far removed from my idyllic home-birth plan. Our bonding was not automatic....

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