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Cry It Out Mom to Mom

Mothers’ Letters Photo: Eikonicdesign Mother’s Situation Cry It Out My baby won’t go to sleep at night without me. Breastfeeding always works well to settle him and is a nice way to end each day, but I am worried that it is becoming a bad habit that we’ll never break. I am hearing a lot of advice from friends and family that he needs to...

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Family Travels Mom to Mom

Mothers’ Letters Photos: Megan Soto   Mother’s Situation: Family travels My husband and I, our preschooler, and breastfeeding baby are planning to make a vacation in July that will involve a lot of travel, by air, road, and rail. I am really anxious about how best to manage this trip so as to keep my little ones happy, and stress for my husband and me to a...

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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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Staying Home Mom to Mom

Mothers’ Letters Photo: Laura Brown by jvc photography   Mother’s Situation Staying home My baby is four months old and I am happily breastfeeding him after a tricky start. I have been fortunate to get six months maternity leave from my job but am feeling conflicted about whether or not I want to return to work at all. It had always been my intention to...

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My Baby Bites Mom to Mom

Mothers’ Letters Photo: Courtesy Christina Simantiri   Mother’s Situation My baby bites My daughter is almost a year old and we had been happily breastfeeding until recently when she started to nip me every now and then while she is at the breast, seemingly out of the blue, for no reason I can tell. A couple of times she has drawn blood. Ouch! I really don’t...

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