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Greg’s Story Mothers' Stories

Greg, Montélimar, France A father’s story My name is Greg. I’m 35 and I’m the lucky father of three wonderful children, and stepfather to a fourth who is actually the first. Still following? My stepson, Melvil, is an 18-year-old big lad whose life I’ve been sharing since he was eighteen months old. Our three other children are Alisée (15), Loane (10), and Aloÿs (22 months). My...

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Kailee Riches Photography Mothers' Stories

Jake Sound, Riverside, California, USA Photo: Kailee Riches Being a Dad advocate for breastfeeding. It’s not easy being a parent, though, in all sincerity, I’ve never regretted having children, not even when I’ve lost my temper and shouted things like, “No means No!” or when I’ve almost crashed the car because of the squabbling in the backseat. Even at those times of frustration and stress, I...

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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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How I’m Right and My Wife Isn’t Mothers' Stories

 Arthur Molloy, Isle of Man, UK Photo: courtesy Lena Ostroff A father’s story While we generally agree on the way we parent our children, it must be said that the initiative comes mainly from my wife; she looks to the long term. A rare story: how I’m right and my wife isn’t And so this story is particularly exceptional in that it is the story of...

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The Dad of a Breastfed Toddler Mothers' Stories

Updated January 2016 A father’s story Arthur Molloy, Isle of Man, UK   I am the dad of a breastfed toddler. How do I feel about our two-and-a-bit-year-old still nursing? Honestly, if you had asked me that two years ago, I think I might have been dumbfounded. Even now, I sometimes wonder about it. I’m not trying to annoy anyone, you understand, just trying to explain...

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Choosing Breastfeeding Mothers' Stories

Updated January 2016 George Hay, East Lothian, UK A father’s story I spent three years as a full-time dad, and going out to work is ridiculously easy by comparison. When my wife was pregnant with our first child and announced that she was intending to breastfeed our baby I wasn’t particularly surprised. In fact, I hadn’t really given much thought to how the baby should...

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