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Wedding Invitation. No Children! Mom to Mom

Photo: Anna Bondarieva Mother’s situation: Wedding Invitation. No children! My best friend from school days is getting married and has invited me and my husband to her wedding. The invitation, however, is not extended to my six-month-old son. In fact, children are expressly excluded, with mention of babysitters at the nearby hotel. My son is still breastfeeding frequently and I’m not at all happy at the idea of...

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3 Common Breastfeeding Challenges Features

Edith Kernerman, IBCLC Photo: MJ Loiacono by Giselle Salazar Photography   Though breastfeeding is natural, it is also a learned behavior and the challenge and joy of this mean that the two of you need to learn together. During this learning process many mothers experience some difficulties with breastfeeding. Some of these challenges come at the onset of breastfeeding, some a few weeks in, and...

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Skin-to-Skin Contact   Features

With updated resources December 2016 Jill Bergman Photo: Kristin and Aeziah The importance of skin-to-skin contact for every newborn.  Modern childbirth has become a medical condition requiring delivery in a hospital with doctors and nurses in attendance. Our neonatal mortality rate has decreased in the last 200 years, which is a wonderful thing. However, recent studies of neuroscience of the newborn have shown that...

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