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Young Mom Role Model Mothers' Stories

Chuck Wilmore   So far in my short career as a photographer I’ve had the pleasure of going to a lot of places and being in some exclusive company. Challenges and adversity have accompanied great opportunities and experiences. Yet nothing has compared to the challenge and huge responsibility of being a father. I wouldn’t trade my two children for the world. My wife and I became...

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Growing in Confidence Mothers' Stories

Britni Means, Oceanside, California, USA   Growing in confidence as I learn to mother. Two mothers’ stories. When I started my breastfeeding journey with my first child, I didn’t know. I didn’t know about cluster feeding. I didn’t know about tongue-ties. I didn’t know that my baby could tell me so much more than the clock about feeding times. When my second child was born...

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Twins: Double Trouble? Mom to Mom

Mothers’ Letters Photo: James & William courtesy Lena Ostroff   Mother’s Situation: Double trouble? I recently learned I am pregnant with twins! I breastfed my first baby only for a couple of weeks because of the toe-curling pain that I now realize came from poor attachment to the breast. He was nipple-feeding rather than getting a deep enough latch. I feel far more prepared to give...

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Cut, Stapled & Mended Features

By Roanna Rosewood, an excerpt   “This book needs to be read by pregnant or to-be pregnant women, to-be fathers, midwives, nurses, hospital administrators and, most especially, by doctors.” Dr. Marsden Wagner, former director of Women’s and Children’s Health at the World Health Organization. With parenthood comes a lifetime membership to the parent’s club. As part of the club, I can immediately, without needing reason, strike...

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The Mother Blessing Features

Elizabeth P Myler, BSN, RN, LLLL, IBCLC   A celebration of a woman’s transition into motherhood: the Mother Blessing ceremony Pregnant mothers are bombarded with advertisements for “must have” gear and gadgets that claim to hold, soothe, feed, contain, and even comfort a baby. Magazine articles about planning a baby shower focus on helping you accumulate these material items. The media urges you to plan...

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I Want a Natural Birth Mom to Mom

Updated February 2016 Mothers’ Letters Photo: Belle Verdiglione   Alert and active participation by the mother in childbirth is a help in getting breastfeeding off to a good start.   Mother’s situation: I want a natural birth The birth of my first baby, who is now two years old, was traumatic. I didn’t progress at the expected rate during labor, which led to a cascade of medical...

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Can I Get Pregnant While Breastfeeding? Mom to Mom

Mothers’ Letters Photo: Ralph J  Photography   Mother’s Situation Can I get pregnant while breastfeeding? I have an 18-month-old son, who has always breastfed enthusiastically and still nurses frequently. My menstrual periods have only just returned and I’d like to try for another baby. However, I’m not sure whether I’ll be able to conceive with such a keen nursling! Is it likely that I will...

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Teen Breastfeeding Features

Fiona Audy,  Alberta, Canada Photo: Anna Bondarieva   A school for pregnant and parenting teens where breastfeeding is on the “timetable” Supporting teen breastfeeding  Once a month, for the past eight years, at a school for pregnant and parenting teens in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada there has been a La Leche League meeting. Those who attend are young women at various stages of pregnancy and young breastfeeding...

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