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Twins: Double Trouble? Mom to Mom

Mothers’ Letters Photo: James & William courtesy Lena Ostroff   Mother’s Situation: Double trouble? I recently learned I am pregnant with twins! I breastfed my first baby only for a couple of weeks because of the toe-curling pain that I now realize came from poor attachment to the breast. He was nipple-feeding rather than getting a deep enough latch. I feel far more prepared to give...

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Cry It Out Mom to Mom

Mothers’ Letters Photo: Eikonicdesign Mother’s Situation Cry It Out My baby won’t go to sleep at night without me. Breastfeeding always works well to settle him and is a nice way to end each day, but I am worried that it is becoming a bad habit that we’ll never break. I am hearing a lot of advice from friends and family that he needs to...

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Family Travels Mom to Mom

Mothers’ Letters Photos: Megan Soto   Mother’s Situation: Family travels My husband and I, our preschooler, and breastfeeding baby are planning to make a vacation in July that will involve a lot of travel, by air, road, and rail. I am really anxious about how best to manage this trip so as to keep my little ones happy, and stress for my husband and me to a...

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Bonding with Daddy Mom to Mom

Mothers’ Letters Photo: Jess Rhea   Mother’s Situation Bonding with Daddy My husband was initially quite supportive about the idea of my breastfeeding our baby, agreeing that it was the healthy choice, but since our son’s birth, two and a half months ago, he has had a change of heart. He seems to resent the time I spend breastfeeding and appears frustrated and jealous that...

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Let Go! Mom to Mom

Mothers’ Letters Photo: At First Sight Birth Photography Mother’s Situation Let go! My nine-month-old son will only fall asleep if I am breastfeeding him, day and night. For daytime naps, I have to lie down with him, and if I try to get up he immediately awakens and starts to fuss until I lie down with him again. At night it is the same story,...

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Staying Home Mom to Mom

Mothers’ Letters Photo: Laura Brown by jvc photography   Mother’s Situation Staying home My baby is four months old and I am happily breastfeeding him after a tricky start. I have been fortunate to get six months maternity leave from my job but am feeling conflicted about whether or not I want to return to work at all. It had always been my intention to...

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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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Too Tired For Love Mom to Mom

Mothers’ Letters Photo: courtesy Lena Ostroff   Mother’s situation: Too tired for love I have a six-month-old baby, a demanding job, and a grumpy husband with whom I have very little time alone. I am usually exhausted after work and spend a good chunk of the evening caring for our baby. I just don’t feel in the mood to be intimate with my husband. He is...

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