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19-Day Nursing Strike Mothers' Stories

Cynthia Lefferts, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico   A lot of things can cause a nursing strike, including teething, a mother’s negative reaction to being bitten, sudden, drastic changes, and a cold—there is no comprehensive list. In the end, you really don’t care what the cause was; you just want the strike to be over. When a baby just stops breastfeeding, not only do you have to...

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Evolution of a Breastfeeding Mother Mothers' Stories

Diana West, BA, IBCLC, Long Valley, New Jersey, USA  Français Mothering after breast reduction surgery When I became pregnant for the first time, the one thing I knew for sure was that I wasn’t going to breastfeed. I’d had breast reduction surgery and my surgeon had said it wasn’t possible. At the time of my surgery when I was 25 years old, there was no...

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Nursing Strike Mothers' Stories

Cathy Heinz, Virginia Beach VA, USA Photo: Louise and Robyn, Denise Burrows Photography   When a baby goes on a “nursing strike” and refuses to breastfeed … I always planned on breastfeeding. My mother had breastfed all five of her babies. She had told me about the difficulties she’d encountered. I knew it was natural, but I knew it might not be easy. After a five-year struggle with...

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Too Busy to Breastfeed Features

Lisa Hassan Scott Photo: Jacob Wright   By four months old, my baby was round-cheeked, giggling, and playful. Breastfeeding her was a joy. She would hold my finger, look up at me and smile. I could put her in the sling so she could sleep, and I would go for walks or bake cakes with my elder daughter. We enjoyed our snuggles and had fallen...

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