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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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Nights Mothers' Stories

Beth Wickenden, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK   I’m not quite sure what I was expecting when I was expecting … perhaps a doll, certainly not a wailing, nipple-blistering, scrunched-up little being that I was nevertheless meant to adore. Yet adore him I would. His was a long and traumatic entry into our world, far removed from my idyllic home-birth plan. Our bonding was not automatic....

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