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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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Liquid Gold for My Premature Baby Mothers' Stories

Julia Lehman Caldwell, N Hubbard, WI, USA   Whoosh, whoosh, whoosh. I spent the summer in a dark room, barely large enough to hold a sink, a rocking chair, and the whooshing machine: a canary-yellow cylinder perched on a three-foot pole. Just outside the door was a chilled, sanitized world: a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), where tiny, premature babies slept on pods of white...

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