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Breastfeeding Premature Babies Features

Updated June 15 2016 Teresa Pitman Photo: Austin Smith courtesy of Lena Ostroff   Breastfeeding premature babies: how it promotes better health, but rarely happens. What helps mothers who want to breastfeed a premature baby? About ten years ago, I was writing an article for a magazine about breastfeeding a premature baby. I contacted the pediatrician who was overseeing the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at a large...

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The Joy of Baby Wearing Features

Mothers in LLLGB Photo: Tania Rook   Breastfeeding Today asked a few mothers in West Yorkshire, UK, how they came to be wearing their babies and what was so good about doing this. Baby wearing consultant Teresa demonstrates how to wrap your baby. Gráinne Evans, a mother in Northern Ireland, UK was at a high risk of postpartum depression after she gave birth. Her daughter, Tessa,...

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Twin Kangaroo Care Mothers' Stories

Emily Stott, Oxford, UK   Twin kangaroo care for my premature babies My non-identical twin baby boys were born at 32 weeks and six days, after spontaneous premature labor. I had an emergency cesarean because the babies were in a transverse breech position. They were small but good weights for their gestation, 4lb/1.8kg and 3.5lb/1.6kg. After delivery my babies were taken to the special care...

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