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elojopicon.com Features

Robyn Roche-Paull, BSN, RNC-MNN, IBCLC, Graham, WA, USA Photo: elojopicon.com Award winning author and LLL Leader shares her pumping tips. Expressing your breast milk is one way of connecting to your baby when you must be separated. It provides him with your precious milk, along with all the antibodies and nutrition that are so important for his growth and development; but more than that, it also keeps your milk supply...

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Premature Baby, Breastfeeding Toddler Mothers' Stories

Caroline van Nierop, Curaçao, Netherlands, Antilles   My premature baby My daughter, Mare, who is almost three years old now, is still enjoying “mama-drinking” a few times a day (and night). Who could have imagined this, knowing the difficult start she had? At 27 weeks into my pregnancy my water broke and I was confined to hospital. At 32 weeks my baby was born, weighing...

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Milk Tears Mothers' Stories

Joanne Deering, Bettystown, Co. Meath, Ireland We had thought about having a third baby for a long time and were thrilled when I became pregnant quite quickly. I completed my training as a breastfeeding counselor with Cuidiu, a parenting organization in Ireland, and felt so excited and confident about breastfeeding a newborn again in a few months’ time. My pregnancy was healthy and progressed just...

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Breastfeeding Premature Babies Features

Updated June 15 2016 Teresa Pitman Photo: Austin Smith courtesy of Lena Ostroff   Breastfeeding premature babies: how it promotes better health, but rarely happens. What helps mothers who want to breastfeed a premature baby? About ten years ago, I was writing an article for a magazine about breastfeeding a premature baby. I contacted the pediatrician who was overseeing the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at a large...

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Cleft Lip and Palate Breastfeeding Mothers' Stories

Rachel Morgan, Cottonwood, Arizona, USA I was shocked when the nurse quietly told me, “He has a cleft lip and palate, but he’s beautiful.” Breastfeeding my first child was easy. I had a great milk supply, her latch was perfect, and I had a ton of support from my local La Leche League. When I became pregnant with my second child, I imagined it would...

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Feed The Baby: Building A Milk Supply Mothers' Stories

Erin Pushman, Charlotte, NC USA   “The most important thing is to feed the baby,” she said. “You’re going to have to supplement.” I sat on the uncomfortable couch, pulled my new nursing cami over my breasts, and tried not to cry. Lucille, the eight-day-old girl sleeping on my lap, had not regained her birthweight, and the lactation consultant had just told me I wasn’t...

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Soapy Milk Features

Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA Photo: Anderson Lane Photography.com Excerpted from the 2014 book from Praeclarus Press, Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple by Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA. When stored milk smells soapy or rancid Mothers store their expressed milk for many reasons. All of the mothers quoted here stored their milk in preparation for their return to work. But no matter what your situation, before amassing a...

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It Takes a Village Mothers' Stories

Lindsay Gibson, Randburg, South Africa   The Swahili saying “It takes more than one hand to nurse a child” is even more appropriate than the proverb “It takes a village to raise a child.” My story involved many helpers. My husband and I were happily preparing for the birth of our precious baby. When I started having pains at 29 weeks, I was convinced it was...

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