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The Six-month Milestone Mothers' Stories

Christina Gallo Nizic, Toronto, Ontario, Canada  A mother’s reflections on reaching her son’s six-month milestone. Committing to exclusively breastfeeding is one of the hardest things that I have ever done. I always thought that instinct would take over and I would just know how to breastfeed. This was not the case. Ten days after the due date for the arrival of my first baby, I...

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Breastfeeding after Reduction Mothers' Stories

Tess Jenkin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Photo: Maria Griner   How breast reduction surgery doesn’t necessarily rule out breastfeeding. My daughter Nell turned six months old last week and we began our day as we begin every day—with a breastfeed. While it may sound trivial noting this small milestone, the obvious enjoyment and comfort Nell receives from breastfeeding is one of my proudest achievements. Like many mothers, I...

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Jess Rhea Mothers' Stories

Jess Rhea, Calverley, Leeds, Yorkshire, UK Photo: Jess Rhea   Great start Breastfeeding was always something I’d planned on doing, yet it’s not something I’d given much thought to before Lola arrived. I had heard from others that it might not be easy and “some people just can’t do it,” but in my mind I was going to breastfeed and that was that. I wanted...

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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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