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  1. Baby
    Breastfeeding is an intense physical and emotional experience for Mama and her child, so it's no surprise that weaning a toddler comes with many challenges. The final time that I nursed my oldest son is a memory that is imprinted in my brain and my heart in a way that I could never forget...
  2. Toddler & Child
    When my first son was born, I had educated myself about breastfeeding and was determined to succeed - it was the normal and optimal food for my baby. I hear many moms-to-be and new moms say they're going to "try" to breastfeed or they "hope" it works out. It's sadly all too common in our...
  3. Baby
    When a baby is born, and especially if a mother is dealing with common breastfeeding challenges like poor latch, making it to one year of breastfeeding can be a great challenge. But once she (and baby) gets to that one-year goal, and western culture pressures to wean, another giant question...
  4. Baby
    The milestones of childhood are regarded as monumental events - from the first time Baby rolls over, to the first step and first word. And then there's the first time Baby tries solid food. When I had my first child, I enthusiastically embraced the milestone of his first time trying solid food...
  5. Baby
    This mama takes multi-tasking to a whole new level. A proponent of child-led weaning, Monica Bencomo does her squats while breastfeeding her 18-month old daughter. Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bencomo is a lifestyle and fitness coach. Since exercising and breastfeeding are her two most...
  6. Toddler & Child
      It happens so easily. At first, it may seem like getting through the first month's breastfeeding challenges is impossible. The next hurdle may be returning to work, starting solid food or getting past relatives' subtle - or rather rude - suggestions that it's time to wean your baby. But once...
  7. Baby
    My Life As A Nursing Mom By Kay Bolden Issue 119, July/August 2003   My son's first birthday loomed, and I braced myself for battle. Grandparents and aunts, in-laws and cousins, neighbors and friends-all descended upon us, all demanding to know when, when, WHEN was I finally going to stop...
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