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The Serenity of Breastfeeding Mothers' Stories

Jessica S. Marquis, Phoenix, AZ, USA   “Nipple butter.” Her finger swiped the air as if to underline the phrase. She, like the orchestra director, and I, the lead violinist, anxiously awaiting her next stroke. “You’ll want lots of nipple butter.” She nodded and settled back into the chair. I nodded along with her in an attempt to fit in. I was not yet a...

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Suzie Blake Features

Updated December 2015 Photo: Suzie Blake   How do you tell if your newborn baby is getting enough milk? Fortunately there are several ways if you know what to look for. Dirty diapers Plenty of dirty diapers is a really good sign. During the first two days, while your baby is receiving your immunity-boosting colostrum, his poops will be greenish-black tarry meconium. From day 3 onwards...

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Skin-to-Skin Contact   Features

With updated resources December 2016 Jill Bergman Photo: Kristin and Aeziah The importance of skin-to-skin contact for every newborn.  Modern childbirth has become a medical condition requiring delivery in a hospital with doctors and nurses in attendance. Our neonatal mortality rate has decreased in the last 200 years, which is a wonderful thing. However, recent studies of neuroscience of the newborn have shown that...

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