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Premature Baby, Breastfeeding Toddler Mothers' Stories

Caroline van Nierop, Curaçao, Netherlands, Antilles   My premature baby My daughter, Mare, who is almost three years old now, is still enjoying “mama-drinking” a few times a day (and night). Who could have imagined this, knowing the difficult start she had? At 27 weeks into my pregnancy my water broke and I was confined to hospital. At 32 weeks my baby was born, weighing...

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Reflections on “Extended” Breastfeeding Mothers' Stories

Rebecca Leigh Taylor, Chelmsford, Essex, UK The term “extended” breastfeeding doesn’t offend me, but the fact that it implies something longer than the norm does sit slightly uncomfortably with me. I find it strange and disappointing that despite the World Health Organization’s recommendation that babies be breastfed exclusively for six months and breastfeeding continue (complemented by solid food) until the age of two or beyond, “extended” is...

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Myself through His Eyes Features

Lisa Hassan Scott, Wales, UK Photo: Megan Soto Why is it easier to complete the sentence, “I’m a terrible mother because…” than to say why we are brilliant mothers? “I know you’d like to play with that pen. It doesn’t seem like he wants to share it. Here’s another pen for you to play with.” It is a joy to witness two mothers sensitively helping...

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Communicating with Your Terrific Toddler Features

Pinky McKay, IBCLC, Australia Photos: Christina Simantiri Those sweet months of snuggling your tiny helpless baby in your arms went by in a flash, didn’t they? Now you have a spirited little person who is moving faster than you can keep up, as he explores and discovers how his body works, as he climbs and jumps off whatever he has climbed onto. How far can...

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