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Charlotte Southren Mothers' Stories

Sarah Mason, Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand Photo: Charlotte Southren   The first time Logan latched on to nurse was just ten minutes after his birth and that was the most magical moment for me. I am so grateful for being able to breastfeed and give my baby the best start in life. Every night is a bit of a challenge because we never know if Logan will...

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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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Jess Rhea Mothers' Stories

Jess Rhea, Calverley, Leeds, Yorkshire, UK Photo: Jess Rhea   Great start Breastfeeding was always something I’d planned on doing, yet it’s not something I’d given much thought to before Lola arrived. I had heard from others that it might not be easy and “some people just can’t do it,” but in my mind I was going to breastfeed and that was that. I wanted...

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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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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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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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