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Love at First Sight? Features

Amanda Dunbar, IBCLC, Tyne and Wear, UK Photo: Emma Wood, West Yorkshire, UK   Does motherhood come with that rush of love at first sight? I think, like many mothers-to-be, I expected to fall head over heels in love with my baby the first minute I saw her. We have all heard about the rush of love that comes at first sight, but do we...

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The Mothering Ocean or Learning How to say Hello and Goodbye Mothers' Stories

Anna Burbidge, Leicestershire, UK Photo: By Tom Bellamy   I’ve always loved the sea. I felt fascinated by all its changing colours and moods and I would imagine first dipping my toe into it and then swimming in the waves. For as long as I can remember, being a mother fascinated me too. I imagined what it would be like to have a child to...

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How Mothers Love Features

 Book review by Gwyneth Little, East Lothian, UK Photo: lisaonlocation   How Mothers Love and how relationships are born Naomi Stadlen’s book, How Mothers Love, shows us again just what it is that mothers do, “especially when it looks like nothing.” The focus of her second book is, as the title suggests, relationships and communication, particularly between a mother and her baby, but also, in...

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