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Superwoman Mothers' Stories

Laila Safraz, Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK After a rough start with a baby that screamed for three hours every evening for the first three months of her life, a very sickly baby—she was my fourth and I had not been in this situation before—postpartum depression followed. Thankfully the depression was short lived. I had breastfed all of my other three children, so I knew how breastfeeding on...

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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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Should I Night Wean? Mom to Mom

Photo: Sweet Dreams Photography Mother’s situation: Should I night wean? My son is 18 months old and still wakes regularly every few hours throughout the night. He is settled, very quickly, by breastfeeding. It is not a huge problem for me when I am in bed, but I would like to have more time in the evening to spend with my husband, to go out...

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Why Babies Need to be Carried and Held Features

Updated January 2016 Lisa Hassan Scott, Wales, UK Photo: Christina Simantiri    What babies need. “I can’t put my baby down! My baby always wants to be held. I can’t get anything done.” How many new mothers find themselves expressing these feelings after having had their first baby? When my first daughter was born, it seemed that everyone around me felt that I should be...

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