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        I remember the first time I nursed in public. The strangest part for me was that the sensation of cold air on my nipples was reserved for being at home, being naked, dressing, showering or having sex. As soon as that sensation hit, I might as well have been totally naked. It just felt...
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    All sleepy eyes, yawning mouth, contentedness, tiny burps you need to coax out. It's always a little bit of a scramble to get them in the right spot, that floppy head, those randomly flailing limbs. It's so sweet when they latch. The moment. The moment when your baby looks up at you and catches...
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      Not everyone knows this about me: I'm still nursing my boy. He turned three over the summer. I'm not embarrassed by this fact. In fact, I take a page from my son's book and don't really see it as a big deal. It's just something that we both still enjoy. We snuggle. It calms him when he's...
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      Wherein I attempt to list the ways in which my partner has been crucial to my breastfeeding triumphs. I think breastfeeding moms are pretty good at celebrating each other's milestones. "You nursed in public for the first time! You go girl!" or "Six months down, six to go! Rock on!" I would...
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      It's National Breastfeeding Month and this year is bittersweet for me.   I began breastfeeding my first child 7 years ago. Three children and 66 months of successful breastfeeding later, I am approaching the close of one of the most significant chapters of my life.   I had never...
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    Hello everyone!  I am excited to share some of my experiences as a full-term breastfeeding single mother, and to let you know about an amazing opportunity to be part of a breastfeeding revolution video summit!   During my pregnancy I read quite a lot about breastfeeding and formula, and I...
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          I sat down on the couch today, and I pumped milk.   It has been nearly a month since I started having stomach problems that required multiple trips to the ER and many, many doses of pain medications as well as quite a few other medications that are not recommended while...
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    Welcome to Mothering's 1st Annual "Blog about Breastfeeding" Event to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week Aug 1st-7th!   This event has ended--you can find a list of all participating blog posts and winners right here. Thanks for taking part everyone!   Support breastfeeding by posting...
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      We know that breastfeeding is one of the most important parts of the new mama and baby attachment process, and we're always on the lookout for products that help ease that transition. The Boppy Pillow is a longtime favorite of Mothering moms looking for a nursing aid. As part of our...
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      As a post-partum doula, breastfeeding is hands down the thing I spend the most time on with new mothers, and I love it. Supporting a mother in the first few challenging weeks of breastfeeding is enormously satisfying because I know firsthand the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual...
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    By Lisa Hassan Scott       "Well, when you come to visit, I can try to see if I can get a portable crib." My husband and I were planning our first visit to his parents' house, and my in-laws were really excited. "That won't be necessary," I said, "the baby will just sleep with us." A...
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    By Patricia G. Blomme Issue 129 March/April 2005 I have been blessed in my lifetime-I have had the pleasure of placing five children to my breast. That singular term, breast, is very accurate. Four of my children have benefited from my having nursed them to the best of my abilities as long...
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    There seems to be a lot of tongue and lip tie problems (ankyloglossia) going on lately, so I thought I would try to make an FAQ about it. I will ask it to be stickied, or bump it occasionally. I don't know much about this topic, so everyone who does please add to this. Thanks . Kellymom's...
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    Adoptive Breastfeeding, Relactation, Induced Lactation, A Special Gift: Breastfeeding an Adopted Baby Breastfeeding an Adopted Baby and Relactation (La Leche League International Book) Thread prepared by Cathmac on MDC Stimulating Breastmilk Production Breastfeeding your Adopted...
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    Mothering Resources Breastfeeding articles Off-site Links La Leche League International Direct link to LLL FAQ, alphabetized by subject LLL online meetings and chats Find a LLL group or leader near you LLL: Breastfeeding and the Law Kellymom Marmet technique of manual expression...
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    Here is a list of Resources for Child-led Weaning. Please feel free to pm your friendly forum moderator or an administrator if there is anything you would like added to the list. Mothering Articles Not Just for Babies: 10 Good Reasons to Breastfeed Your Toddler To Wean or Not to Wean...
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