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Cry It Out Mom to Mom

Mothers’ Letters Photo: Eikonicdesign Mother’s Situation Cry It Out My baby won’t go to sleep at night without me. Breastfeeding always works well to settle him and is a nice way to end each day, but I am worried that it is becoming a bad habit that we’ll never break. I am hearing a lot of advice from friends and family that he needs to...

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Ripples on a Pond Mothers' Stories

Kathy Dettwyler, Newark, Delaware, USA Photo: Shutterstock.com   In October last, one of the Founders of La Leche League died at the age of 87. Mary Ann Cahill was one of the original seven women who nearly six decades ago were sitting around in Franklin Park, Illinois, talking about how to support each other in their mothering journey through breastfeeding and how to extend that...

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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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