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Nights Mothers' Stories

Beth Wickenden, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK   I’m not quite sure what I was expecting when I was expecting … perhaps a doll, certainly not a wailing, nipple-blistering, scrunched-up little being that I was nevertheless meant to adore. Yet adore him I would. His was a long and traumatic entry into our world, far removed from my idyllic home-birth plan. Our bonding was not automatic....

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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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