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Friday, May 29, 2020

Dear Readers, When most of us learned we were going to be parents, we never imagined facing prolonged school and complete town closures for a virus, let alone how to handle lactation after the loss of a child. We more likely envisioned a sweet baby nestled contentedly in our lap, or a preschooler handing us … Read More

Commonly Asked Questions
about Lactation after Loss

Friday, May 29, 2020

Some bereaved mothers experience a loss postpartum after previously breastfeeding or pumping their milk multiple times a day, while other bereaved mothers lose a baby in utero or at birth before they ever had the opportunity to breastfeed their baby. Regardless of the type of loss, lactation is a reality for most bereaved mothers amid … Read More

Donating Milk: A Heartfelt Wish
to Honor Juliette

Friday, May 29, 2020

By Natacha Pacoud – Trambly, France   Giving my milk may have been, at first, a spontaneous way to honor her short existence. After all, this milk was somehow a part of her being. But beyond any expectation, it would come to mean much more. It gave strength and meaning to the beats of my … Read More

Il Regalo di Bianca:
Consolidare l’Amore nel Dolore

Friday, May 29, 2020

(Questo articolo contiene la storia vera e le emozioni vissute da una mamma per la perdita della sua bambina. Si desidera quindi informare che i contenuti potrebbero turbare alcune persone.) DI VALENTINA ATTANASIO, redattrice di Breastfeeding Today   “Camminavo a piedi nudi nell’erba e non mi davo pace. Perché non avrebbe mai potuto fare lo … Read More

A Gift from Bianca:
A Story of Grief and Love

Friday, May 29, 2020

(This article contains a real-life story and related emotions regarding infant loss, as experienced by a mother. Please be advised that this content could be upsetting to some.) By Valentina Attanasio, BT Associate Editor “I was walking barefoot in the grass, restless. She would never do the same, my little Bianca, and my eyes started … Read More

Mother’s Day Around the World

Thursday, May 28, 2020

By Valentina Attanasio, BT Associate Editor   Click here to go on a Mother’s Day photo journey! Mother’s Day is a very special day in honor of mothers. It celebrates motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. It is also an opportunity to show a mother who has lost a little one … Read More

Raphaela’s Weaning

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

By Maddi Munzer – Sydney, Australia I feel the unmistakable throb of an overly-full milk duct on the outer, lower side of my right breast. It aches with a dull but persistent pain, so different to early-days engorgement. I have been trying unsuccessfully to not think about it the whole day. As a mother I … Read More

Back to Breast: 10 Ways to Relactate After a Period of Not Breastfeeding

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

By Valeria Baena – Colombia  Do you dream of getting your formula-fed baby back to breastfeeding at your breast, but the milk is no longer flowing? Consider relactation! Relactation refers to the process of reestablishing milk production in a parent who never initiated breastfeeding after being pregnant or who has stopped breastfeeding either by choice … Read More