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Breastfeeding with Hypoplasia. Insufficient Glandular Tissue Features

Updated July 2016 Diana Cassar-Uhl, IBCLC Photos: Nyssa Retter, Lisa Bartee   “Maybe you just need to try a little harder.” “Have you tried fenugreek?” “You’re probably not drinking enough water.” Mothers who struggle with milk production hear advice like this from well-meaning friends and family members (and sometimes, from breastfeeding supporters who should know better). While the vast majority of milk production problems can be...

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Retained Placenta & Breastfeeding Mothers' Stories

Maya Magub Heffes, London, UK Photos: Maya & Clara courtesy of Eric Young   Maya desperately wanted to breastfeed her baby but when her milk failed to come in and three weeks had passed since Clara’s birth, she began to lose hope. When I was pregnant a friend lent me a number of books. “If you only have time to read one properly, read the breastfeeding...

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