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Dad: “Please Feed the Baby!” Mothers' Stories

Teandra Knapp, Maricopa County, Gilbert, Arizona, USA Photos: Janae Marie & Mira Beya    Our precious son was delivered via cesarean, after which my husband went with him as he was bathed and weighed, while I stayed in the recovery room. I remember staring at the clock when all I could think about was wanting to be with my baby. The clock’s ticking filled my mind while time itself...

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Embarrass Dad with Breastfeeding? Mothers' Stories

Richard Benton PhD Photos: Sarah, Joshua & Siena by Becky Spencer   Will babies embarrass dad with breastfeeding?  Back before my days of fatherhood, when I was 22, I lived for a time in Marrakech, Morocco. The extended family, in whose house I rented a room, was an average, working-class, pious, Muslim family. One of the cousins had recently given birth. Once, when we were sitting...

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