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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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Growing Powerful Mothers' Stories

Christina Marie Perez, San Antonio, TX, USA Photo: Eikonicdesign   Lack of support At the age of 19, I gave birth to my first son, Adrian. Though my mother, aunts, and sister-in-laws had never breastfeed, I wanted to do so. My son had difficulty latching on and the nurses recommended supplementing with formula before we’d even left the hospital. Because of a lack of support...

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At-Breast Supplementing Features

Updated January 2016 Diana West, BA, IBCLC and Diane Wiessinger, MS, IBCLC Photo: Johanna Sargeant Long-term at-breast supplementing for the breastfed baby For many different reasons, some babies don’t get enough breast milk to gain well. Sometimes the problem is the baby’s difficulty with removing milk well; sometimes the mother isn’t making enough milk. Realizing that your baby needs more milk can be upsetting, especially if your milk supply is low. Naturally, you want...

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