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courtesy Lena Ostroff Mothers' Stories

Pamela Wilson, Wellington, New Zealand Photo: courtesy of Lena Ostroff This is my breastfeeding success story and shares how I came to understand that success is not measured in ounces. Before my baby was born I had intended to breastfeed her exclusively for the first six months and continue until she was at least a year old. I had read all the literature and I was...

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A Roller-Coaster Ride Mothers' Stories

Charisse Ann Dirain-Jain, Cebu City, Philippines   The ups and downs of breastfeeding. I’m a working mama. I analyze client specs and workflows and make magic creating tangible applications for the iPhone. I work from Mondays to Fridays on a regular 9:30am–5pm schedule with a midday break.  I work hard to meet my baby’s needs. And that is not about what money can buy. I...

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Growing Powerful Mothers' Stories

Christina Marie Perez, San Antonio, TX, USA Photo: Eikonicdesign   Lack of support At the age of 19, I gave birth to my first son, Adrian. Though my mother, aunts, and sister-in-laws had never breastfeed, I wanted to do so. My son had difficulty latching on and the nurses recommended supplementing with formula before we’d even left the hospital. Because of a lack of support...

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Jaundice & the Breastfed Baby Features

Updated February 2016 Photo: JVC Photography   During the first week following birth more than half of all newborns become jaundiced. In most cases, this is a normal part of adjusting to life outside the womb. Jaundice may infrequently be a sign of more serious health problems and is more prevalent in premature babies. What is jaundice? Most babies are born with more red blood cells...

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Suzie Blake Features

Updated December 2015 Photo: Suzie Blake   How do you tell if your newborn baby is getting enough milk? Fortunately there are several ways if you know what to look for. Dirty diapers Plenty of dirty diapers is a really good sign. During the first two days, while your baby is receiving your immunity-boosting colostrum, his poops will be greenish-black tarry meconium. From day 3 onwards...

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