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How Breastfeeding On Demand Changed My Life

By Deborah Bershatsky, PhD,  TheAttachedFamily.com Reprinted with permission from Attachment Parenting International. Visit their site for more helpful articles and resources. “We’ll put her on modified demand feeding,” the pediatrician said confidently at Rachel’s one week visit. I was eager to be a good

The Chemistry of Attachment

By Linda Folden Palmer, DC, API volunteer, San Diego, California - Thank you to Attachment Parenting International for contributing this article. Find more articles and resources on their website. - Human babies are born helpless, needing to be entirely cared for and protected. Luckily,

What Is Motherhood?

What is motherhood? When I think of motherhood, I think of birth. Maybe that isn’t typical, but as a childbirth educator for the past six years and a mother of four young children, it is a natural enough thought for me. Though many think

Baby Sign Language as an Attachment Tool

By Linda Acredo, PhD, and Susan Goodwyn, PhD, TheAttachedFamily.com Reprinted with permission from Attachment Parenting International. Visit their site for more helpful articles and resources. Lisa Smith, a young mother of two little girls, was at her wits end, and very worried. She knew enough

Are You an Attachment Parent?

By Jennifer Scoby, API Leader, Peoria, Illinois Republished with permission from Attachment Parenting International. Explore their site for many more helpful articles and resources. Attachment Parenting International is often contacted by confused parents like a mother who recently asked, “I no longer breastfeed my