Breastfeeding Today: Previous Issues

A Labor of Love (Two Births)

Monday, April 11, 2016

  Amy Denton, Wharfedale, Yorkshire, UK Isaac’s birth was traumatic. My labor started when I got up to pee at 3 am with my water breaking. Contractions became gradually more intense until 8 am, when they stopped altogether. On reaching hospital I was a couple of centimeters dilated and meconium was detected. A drip, which took a … Read More

Evolution of a Breastfeeding Mother

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

  Deutsch Español Français Diana West, BA, IBCLC, Long Valley, New Jersey, USA Mothering after breast reduction surgery When I became pregnant for the first time, the one thing I knew for sure was that I wasn’t going to breastfeed. I’d had breast reduction surgery and my surgeon had said it wasn’t possible. At the time of … Read More

Body Image of Mothers

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Diana West, BA, IBCLC and Lisa Manning The transformations of pregnancy and motherhood can magnify our self-image. Many women discover a new physical empowerment, but others are left feeling a quiet misery of unattractiveness. A quick glance at online forums for new mothers confirms there are many ways that postpartum changes affect women’s feelings about their … Read More