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Christina Simantiri Mothers' Stories

Tessa Bassett Photo: Christina Simantiri Dining out, breastfeeding, and mother wisdom. I like eating and good food, but cooking takes time and creativity, and in the early months of motherhood my imagination was taken up with how to manage to put my baby down long enough to use the bathroom and get dressed. After a particularly bad run of days, eating boiled eggs and powdery apples...

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Do I Need to Cover Up? Mom to Mom

Mother’s situation: Do I need to cover up? I am breastfeeding my baby and, after a challenging start, it’s going really well and I’m so glad I kept going. Sadly, not all my friends and family are on board with my decision. While I feel really proud of my achievement and pleased at how well my baby is growing, as well as at how close...

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Breastfeeding in Public Spaces Features

Diane Wiessinger, MS, IBCLC Photo: Karsyn Shalae Photography   What’s changed for mothers breastfeeding in public spaces during the past generation? Thirty-five years ago, when my first baby was about six weeks old, I was sitting in a doctor’s waiting room. There was one other person in the room—an old man, who sat facing me—and my baby was getting hungry! I had never nursed outside my...

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Nurture Mothers' Stories

Miriel Smith, Grand Rapids, MI, USA Image: Nurture by Miriel Smith Throughout history there have been many works of art depicting mothers nurturing a baby at the breast. In general, most people are not offended when they look at a work of art that includes a mother nourishing her child. Seeing a mother in real life who is nursing in a public place is however...

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