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Belle Verdiglione Features

Alison Hazelbaker, Ph.D., IBCLC, Columbus, Ohio, USA Photo:  Belle Verdiglione Tongue-tie and “lip-tie” are terms tripping off many a tongue today. Alison Hazelbaker examines what parents need to know if they suspect their baby may have a tie. Recently, my second grandson and seventh grandchild was born. One of the first things I did as his grandmother, after the magical first hours slid by, was to check his tongue...

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Tongue-tie Diagnosis: finding an answer Mothers' Stories

Johanna Sargeant, Waedenswil, Zurich, Switzerland Photos: Olga Bushkova Tongue-tie diagnosis: finding an answer at last. After almost six months of breastfeeding my little blue-eyed boy with a tube attached to my nipple, we are finally free. [I wrote about the start of my journey here: Milk Sharing.] Today is two weeks since he has needed a supplement, two weeks since I have washed out those feeding tubes, two weeks since he...

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Kimberly Chandler Features

Diana West, BA, IBCLC Photo: Kimberly Chandler Identification and treatment: tongue-tie & the breastfed baby Many new mothers hear horror stories about how painful breastfeeding can be. Of course, it isn’t supposed to hurt. Nipples don’t need to “toughen up” and any pain beyond initial tenderness means something isn’t right. But when those nipples start to really hurt, most mothers think that they are doing something wrong. They...

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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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Breastfeeding Solutions to Breastfeeding Problems Mothers' Stories

Rachel Dawson, Otley, Yorkshire, UK Photo: Courtesy Christina Simantiri  My baby had lost nine per cent of his birth weight by day three … I want to say a very public thank-you to Becky, Ruth, Suzanne, and Amanda for helping me discover breastfeeding solutions to breastfeeding problems. Last Saturday I posted on our local La Leche League Facebook group that I was struggling with breastfeeding my...

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