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Maria Griner Mom to Mom

Letters Photos: Maria Griner Mother’s situation: Am I making her clingy? My two-year-old is still breastfeeding happily but is not happy to separate from me. She is fine with daddy and her older siblings if I am away for a couple of hours, but she will not stay at anyone else’s house for any length of time without me, even grandma’s. Everyone tells me that...

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Handling Criticism. Becoming Your Own Advocate Features

Teresa Pitman Photo: Sarah Steele-Smith courtesy Lena Ostroff   Meeting with criticism I’d arrived with my three-month-old baby for my first get-together with my extended family. Naturally, only a few minutes after everyone gathered in the living room, he began to squirm in my arms to let me know he was ready to nurse. I got comfortable on the couch and lifted my shirt to feed...

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