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Birth Trauma and Mother’s Recovery
KATHLEEN KENDALL-TACKETT, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA Originally published February 2016 and republished with the express permission of the author. Photos: Belle Verdiglione Photography ESPAÑOL Angela dreamed of a natural, unmedicated birth. She was managing her labor well when suddenly the cord prolapsed. Her dream birth ended in an emergency cesarean under general anesthesia. Both mother and baby survived, … Read More
Handling Criticism. Becoming Your Own Advocate
TERESA PITMAN Originally published October 2012 and republished with the express permission of the author. Image source: United States Breastfeeding Committee Meeting with criticism I’d arrived with my three-month-old baby for my first get-together with my extended family. Naturally, only a few minutes after everyone gathered in the living room, he began to squirm in … Read More
Messes, Mayhem, and Memories – Cooking with Young Children
MELISSA CLARK VICKERS, HUNTINGDON, TENNESSEE, USA Originally published July 2016, republished here with the express permission of the author. Photo: Grayson and Grandma make cookies One of the concepts La Leche League is founded on is that From infancy on, children need loving guidance which reflects acceptance of their capabilities and sensitivity to their feelings. I’m … Read More
Breastfeeding in Public Spaces
Diane Wiessinger, MS, IBCLC Originally published November 2015, and republished with the express permission of the author. Photo: Karsyn Shalae Photography Thirty-five years ago, when my first baby was about six weeks old, I found myself in a doctor’s waiting room, waiting for my partner. There was one other person in the room—an old man, who … Read More
Breastfeeding Premature Babies
Teresa Pitman Originally published Sept 2015, updated June 2016 and republished with the express permission of the author. Breastfeeding premature babies: how it promotes better health, but rarely happens. What helps mothers who want to breastfeed a premature baby? About ten years ago, I was writing an article for a magazine about breastfeeding a premature baby. I … Read More