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Challenges & Celebrations
Issue 32, November 2015
Where knowledge of breastfeeding has been lost, managing sore nipples, engorged breasts, blocked ducts, and mastitis can turn into a big problem often leading mothers to give up breastfeeding. Philippa Pearson-Glaze looks at solutions to some of the soreness, lumps, and bumps that a breastfeeding mother might suffer and tackles some common myths about mastitis.
What’s changed for mothers breastfeeding in public spaces during the past generation? Diane Wiessinger tells how it was when she breastfed a baby in public 35 years ago. Has much changed?
Is mothering not as special as people used to think? Is it obsolete? Naomi Stadlen examines the role of a “working” mother.
Take a look at ten things NOT to say to a breastfeeding mother.
Eileen Harrison examines whether “time out” is an effective method for disciplining children.
Merel van Goor den Held tells us about the enormous ecological footprint of infant formula.
There’s an excerpt from the new edition of Reaching For The Moon, a book to share with your young daughters, about The Gift of Your Sisters.
How have other mothers coped with the dilemma of an invitation that excludes their breastfeeding baby? Mothers share their varied experiences in Mom to Mom.
Mothers’ Stories are the heart of La Leche League and there are some really inspiring tales, including a few celebrating art in painting and photography.
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Barbara Higham has been a La Leche League Leader since 2004 and is the managing editor of Breastfeeding Today. She lives in the spa town of Ilkley, West Yorkshire, in the north of England with Simon and their children, Felix (17), Edgar (13), and Amelia (10).
November 2015 Contents
Mom To Mom