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Never Let Me Go Features

Lisa Hassan Scott, Wales, UK Photo: Destiny Tillery   I’ve just woken up from the all-night feed. My toddler is two years old and loves breastfeeding now as much as he ever did. Some days he feeds only once or twice, other days he never seems to be doing anything else. I’m fine in the days. But at night it sometimes becomes wearing and I wake...

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In the Still of the Night Mothers' Stories

Cathy DeRaleau, New Castle, PA, USA Photo: Davina Kecun   When I became pregnant with my first son, everyone had advice on getting through the nights. Apparently, nighttimes were going to be very difficult, and I was sufficiently scared. Then my son was born and I realized that nights didn’t have to be scary at all. Sure, my baby was up frequently, but it didn’t take...

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Nighttime Parenting: Baths, Boobies, & Bedsharing Mothers' Stories

Lisa Upton, Melbourne, Australia   Nighttime parenting is probably one of the most talked about aspects of motherhood. When scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed as I breastfeed my two-year-old to sleep, I see numerous cries for help from tired mothers.   “How do I get my eight-week-old to sleep through the night?” “How do I get Mr. 18 Months to stay in bed?” “Why is...

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Weaver Features

Updated November 2016 Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, Linda J. Smith, Teresa Pitman Photo: Weaver by Lisa on Location Photography   Excerpted from Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family, Chapter 2: The Safe Sleep Seven, by Diane Wiessinger, Diana West, Linda J. Smith, Teresa Pitman, a La Leche League International book, Ballantine Books, 2014. Wah! Wah! Wah! Drag yourself out of your...

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Nursing My Baby to Sleep Mothers' Stories

Rosemarie, Rugby, UK Rosemary & Caitlin by Lisa Scott Photography   Nursing my baby to sleep makes my nights easier.  I breastfed my first daughter, Hannah, and Caitlin is my second baby. Breastfeeding Caitlin has enabled me to continue being an active mother for Hannah. When Caitlin wakes up for a feed in the middle of the night, all I need do is put her...

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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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