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Engorgement and Mastitis: Smoothing Out the Bumps Features

Philippa Pearson-Glaze Photo: Evangeline and Ruth Courtesy of Sally Hobson Photography Breastfeeding is normal and natural but how to do it is something we often learn from our mothers, sisters, and peers. Where we have lost the art of breastfeeding over several generations, new mothers’ nursing attempts can be easily sabotaged by misinformation. If little bumps in the road are not smoothed out, problems can escalate until weaning sometimes seems inevitable. This article...

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Angela Anderson Photography Mothers' Stories

Nikki Salt, Middleport, Staffordshire, UK Photo: Anderson Lane Photography My blocked duct day… Suzie was five-and-a-half months old. I was beginning to feel like a bit of a pro at breastfeeding, holding my own amongst the mothers at La Leche League meetings during discussions about how to weather your baby’s growth spurts. I’d even proudly shared how I manage to throw together dinner for four with a...

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