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Birth & Sex: The power and the passion Features

Birth & Sex: The power and the passion by Sheila Kitzinger, London: Pinter & Martin Reviewed by Naomi Stadlen, London, UK Photo: Kailee Riches Photography Review republished in memory of Sheila Kitzinger who died in April 2015. The seventh of the ten concepts which sum up the philosophy of La Leche League states: “Alert, active participation by the mother in childbirth is a help in getting breastfeeding off to...

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Milk Matters Features

Photo: Jade Beall Photography   What people are saying about Maureen Minchin’s new book, Milk Matters: Infant feeding & immune disorder Professor Mary Renfrew FRSE, Director, Mother and Infant Research Unit; Deputy Dean: Research, University of Dundee; Director, Scottish Improvement Science Collaborating Centre Milk Matters is a work of huge vision, based in extensive knowledge and understanding, yet it is easy to read and understand without specialist technical...

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Saggy Boobs Myth Features

Updated January 2016 Book Review by Gwyneth Little, Alicante, Spain   Saggy Boobs and Other Breastfeeding Myths by Valerie Finigan, illustrated by Lou Gardiner Pinter and Martin 2009. Many women thinking about breastfeeding their babies are put off by rumors and myths. This award-winning, beautifully illustrated book tackles commonly held beliefs about breastfeeding with wisdom, warmth and wit. Saggy Boobs aims to dispel many of the...

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How Mothers Love Features

 Book review by Gwyneth Little, East Lothian, UK Photo: lisaonlocation   How Mothers Love and how relationships are born Naomi Stadlen’s book, How Mothers Love, shows us again just what it is that mothers do, “especially when it looks like nothing.” The focus of her second book is, as the title suggests, relationships and communication, particularly between a mother and her baby, but also, in...

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