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Ballet, Babies, and Breastfeeding Mothers' Stories

Brandi Nylen Reed, Hopkinton, New Hampshire, USA My story of ballet, babies, and breastfeeding. It was one of those beautifully easy first pregnancies and I felt healthier than I ever had before. I lived off salads and smoothies, and 7:00am prenatal yoga and massage. I dove right into what my husband and I had been trying for, for the past two years. We were blessed! I...

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The Work of Mothering Features

Updated April 29, 2016 Naomi Stadlen, London, UK Photo: Lisa Scott Photography “Mothering” is a word that carries a strong meaning to members of La Leche League. Elsewhere, though, it seems to have become less popular. People expect baby care to be shared and that mothers will get back to their paid work promptly. New mothers are often asked: “So when are you going back to...

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Chantal Jura Features

Leigh Anne O’Connor, New York, NY, USA Photo: Chantal Jura   Employment outside the home is one of the biggest barriers to breastfeeding. Is working when breastfeeding even possible? Yes. But there are strategies and lifestyle decisions to consider. Working & breastfeeding I never met Kerry in person. We had one of those LLL Leader-mom phone relationships. Kerry initially called me with a few basic questions about breastfeeding her newborn. She...

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Soapy Milk Features

Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA Photo: Anderson Lane Photography.com Excerpted from the 2014 book from Praeclarus Press, Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple by Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA. When stored milk smells soapy or rancid Mothers store their expressed milk for many reasons. All of the mothers quoted here stored their milk in preparation for their return to work. But no matter what your situation, before amassing a...

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Jen Barber by Chris Davison Features

Kathy Abbott, IBCLC Photo: Jen Barber & Daisy by Chris Davison   Recently a new mom who was on her first day back at work put out a desperate plea to her Facebook friends. Like most breastfeeding mothers she had brought along a double electric pump in good working condition. Her employer, however, had been caught off guard by her request for “pumping breaks.” Extra breaks...

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Choosing Breastfeeding Mothers' Stories

Updated January 2016 George Hay, East Lothian, UK A father’s story I spent three years as a full-time dad, and going out to work is ridiculously easy by comparison. When my wife was pregnant with our first child and announced that she was intending to breastfeed our baby I wasn’t particularly surprised. In fact, I hadn’t really given much thought to how the baby should...

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