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Papa: «S’il te plaît, allaite le bébé!» Français / Histoires de Mères / Languages

Teandra Knapp, Maricopa County, Gilbert, Arizona, USA Traduit par Véronique Lesoinne, Monterrey, Mexique Photos : Janae Marie & Mira Beya   Notre mignon bébé est né par césarienne, après quoi mon mari l’a accompagné pendant qu’on le baignait et pesait, tandis que je restais en salle de récupération. Je me souviens de regarder fixement l’horloge et penser tout le temps que je voulais être avec mon...

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Charlotte Southren Features

Rebecca H. McCormick, Fairfax, Oakton, VA, USA Photo: Charlotte Southren Unwittingly, the author of the opinion post “My Body, My Choice” paraphrased the mission of La Leche League: “Every woman who wants to breastfeed should be able to do so, with full medical, legal and social support.” Many mothers come to La Leche League meetings with some variation on the same story. They wanted to breastfeed...

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United States Breastfeeding Committee Features

Photo: United States Breastfeeding Committee Updated July 7, 2016   Knowing what to expect in a good breastfeeding helper can make all the difference when you are looking for support with challenges   La Leche League is a great place to find help and encouragement from knowledgeable and caring mothers. If your difficulties exceed our skills, we will know where to refer you. After having supported thousands...

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Dad: “Please Feed the Baby!” Mothers' Stories

Teandra Knapp, Maricopa County, Gilbert, Arizona, USA Photos: Janae Marie & Mira Beya    Our precious son was delivered via cesarean, after which my husband went with him as he was bathed and weighed, while I stayed in the recovery room. I remember staring at the clock when all I could think about was wanting to be with my baby. The clock’s ticking filled my mind while time itself...

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Letter to Support My Sister Mothers' Stories

Karem Roitman, Oxford, UK Photo: Elizabeth Stanley Photography My beautiful sister, I am so excited to meet your new baby, my little nephew. You will be an amazing mother! I know you want to breastfeed and I want to support you in every way possible. I hope that by sharing  what I wish I had known, I may help you have an easier start to motherhood....

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Breastfeeding through a Broken Marriage Features

Naturaleza Moore, M.A., Mount Prospect, IL, USA Naturaleza Moore Photo by SAMAiMAGING   Broken Marriage In what seemed like the blink of an eye, my family went from poster of perfection to order of protection. The stress was compounded by not having income to support a toddler, as well as a breastfeeding, not-quite two-year-old, and myself. As any breastfeeding mother knows, change makes a baby...

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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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Ripples on a Pond Mothers' Stories

Kathy Dettwyler, Newark, Delaware, USA Photo: Shutterstock.com   In October last, one of the Founders of La Leche League died at the age of 87. Mary Ann Cahill was one of the original seven women who nearly six decades ago were sitting around in Franklin Park, Illinois, talking about how to support each other in their mothering journey through breastfeeding and how to extend that...

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