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    We recently asked the Mothering community to share kids' books that depict breastfeeding and were thrilled by the response. We could not include all of the wonderful suggestions here, but we have pulled out the top 25 most highly recommended with some comments from those who suggested them. Some...
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    Dare I say it? Birthing naturally gives you a head start on the breastfeeding relationship. There, I said it. Feels good to get it out of my system. Are there home birthing moms who never are able to successfully breastfeed? Of course. Are there moms who have had c-sections who have nursed...
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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 ... wrong...
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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 considered the...
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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 your...
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    In April , Mayor Bloomberg announced that the New York City (NYC) Health Department would launch an initiative to encourage city hospitals to be baby friendly. In May, New York City Health Commissioner, Thomas Farley, announced the launch of the citywide initiative, "Latch On NYC." at Harlem...
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    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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    By Marsha Walker The birth of a baby is a joyous event that everyone loves to celebrate with a gift. However, some gifts come with strings attached. Visits to the obstetrician yield a changing pad wrapped around a can of formula. Boxes and cases of formula arrive on the doorstep. Hospitals...
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