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In Sickness and in Health Mothers' Stories

Liesl Marelli, Florida, USA Photos: Girona Consulting   Last week my older daughter got sick. Sofia, who had just celebrated her third birthday, had a fever, runny nose, and a cough and was miserable. Sofia weaned at 27 months so she wouldn’t take my breast, even though I offered. She neither knew how to latch any more nor did she want to. At one point...

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Breastfeeding through Critical Illness and Recovery Mothers' Stories

Natalie Ainge, Saltaire, Bradford, UK Photo: Natalie & Bruce   My baby boy, the biggest of my three children, was born peacefully at home in water, only 19 months after I’d had a traumatic cesarean. His birth was everything I had dreamed of and our whole family was on a high. I breastfed our first two children and planned to breastfeed him too. With our...

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Sturge Weber Syndrome (SWS) & Breastfeeding Mothers' Stories

Tinee Luparelli, Bermuda Photo: Courtesy Lena Ostroff   Tinee believes that breastfeeding her ailing daughter gave her the best possible start in life. Gianna was born with a rare congenital neurological and skin disorder known as Sturge Weber Syndrome (SWS) and Nevus of Ota (NoO) (a blue hyperpigmentation that presents on the face). I had never heard of Sturge Weber Syndrome or Nevus of Ota, but...

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