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Amber Jones Mothers' Stories

Riva Soucie, Raleigh, NC, USA Photos: Amber Jones   “What kind of birth experience do you hope for?” A sweet, soft-spoken doula was sitting in my living room, probably expecting an answer filled with the highest of hopes and lofty expectations. “Truthfully,” I admitted, “I don’t have a set vision for how things will go. I’m open to whatever may come.” When my water broke the evening...

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Tricky Beginning Mothers' Stories

Devon McDonald, West Malling, Kent, UK Photo: AshLee Wethington Photography   I knew I wanted to breastfeed from the moment I found out I was pregnant, but we had a tricky beginning. When Izzy was born, after a difficult labor ending with an emergency cesarean section under general anesthetic, my husband made sure that no one fed her until I came round and could try to...

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Feed The Baby: Building A Milk Supply Mothers' Stories

Erin Pushman, Charlotte, NC USA   “The most important thing is to feed the baby,” she said. “You’re going to have to supplement.” I sat on the uncomfortable couch, pulled my new nursing cami over my breasts, and tried not to cry. Lucille, the eight-day-old girl sleeping on my lap, had not regained her birthweight, and the lactation consultant had just told me I wasn’t...

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Vitamin D & Breastfeeding Features

Updated March 2016 Diana Cassar-Uhl, MPH, IBCLC Photo: Rachel Stein   Vitamin D is a hot topic, especially for exclusively breastfeeding families. The American Academy of Pediatrics (the AAP) recommends that families provide a vitamin D supplement for their babies regardless of how they are fed. The AAP, whose guidance is respected throughout the world, states: “A supplement of 400 IU/day of vitamin D should...

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