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Christina Simantiri Features

Gina Kruml, RN, BSN, IBCLC Photo: Christina Simantiri   “Have baby, will travel.” Well, that’s not usually true at first. Between wanting to avoid contagious illnesses, hot sun or blustery cold, and perhaps some self-consciousness while the new baby is learning to breastfeed, many new mothers spend the first month or more of the baby’s life indoors. In fact, some cultures prescribe this as the...

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Jeanine Valrie Logan Mothers' Stories

Natalie D. Preston-Washington Photo: Jeanine-Valrie-Logan  Excerpted from from Free to Breastfeed: Voices of Black Mothers published by Praeclarus Press, used with permission. Black mothers: let a tradition be born There is no legacy of breastfeeding on my side of the family. I am my parent’s only child and my mother did not breastfeed me. Nor did her sister breastfeed her daughter, which explains why my...

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