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I Want a Natural Birth Mom to Mom

Updated February 2016 Mothers’ Letters Photo: Belle Verdiglione   Alert and active participation by the mother in childbirth is a help in getting breastfeeding off to a good start.   Mother’s situation: I want a natural birth The birth of my first baby, who is now two years old, was traumatic. I didn’t progress at the expected rate during labor, which led to a cascade of medical...

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Bipolar and Breastfeeding Mothers' Stories

Updated December 2015 Beatrice Faulkner, Gargrave, Yorkshire, UK Photo: Anna Bondarieva   First journey: bipolar and breastfeeding “Breastfeeding is easy,” my mum told me when I was pregnant. After straightforward home births she had breastfed my sister and then me. I had grown up assuming that I too would breastfeed, although I never imagined breastfeeding anyone who could walk or talk. As for its being easy, I wasn’t so...

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