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Breastfeeding My Surrogate Baby Mothers' Stories

Lili Vardi, Haifa, Israel Photos: Dan Vardi My mother enjoyed breastfeeding me at La Leche League meetings. I grew up listening to her talk about nursing and baby rearing. I couldn’t wait to become a mother myself. All along, I knew that breastfeeding was a part of mothering and that support and camaraderie were a part of that ever-changing experience. When I got married, I...

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Can I Get Pregnant While Breastfeeding? Mom to Mom

Mothers’ Letters Photo: Ralph J  Photography   Mother’s Situation Can I get pregnant while breastfeeding? I have an 18-month-old son, who has always breastfed enthusiastically and still nurses frequently. My menstrual periods have only just returned and I’d like to try for another baby. However, I’m not sure whether I’ll be able to conceive with such a keen nursling! Is it likely that I will...

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Updated April 2016 Claudia Spahr Photo: courtesy Lena Ostroff   Ecological breastfeeding plays a part in child spacing and the transitions from pregnant woman to lactating mother to fertile woman are special. My youngest turns one tomorrow. As for most mums, it’s a bittersweet realization that my baby is growing up fast. It seems like only yesterday I cradled his tiny newborn body against my chest...

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