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What is D-MER?

An interview with Alia Macrina Heise, IBCLC and Diane Wiessinger, IBCLC Originally published July 07 2016, republished with express permission Photos: Suzie Blake D-MER (Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex) Alia Macrina Heise is an International Board Certified Lactation Counselor who suffered some intense negative emotions while breastfeeding her third baby. When her milk let down she … Read More

breastfeeding mothers sit in a cafe chatting, vases of yellow daffodils at the tables

Your Body, Choices, and Support

Rebecca H. McCormick, Fairfax, Oakton, VA, USA Originally published August 2016 Unwittingly, the author of the opinion post “My Body, My Choice” paraphrased the mission of La Leche League: “Every woman who wants to breastfeed should be able to do so, with full medical, legal and social support.” Many mothers come to La Leche League … Read More

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Breastfeeding during Pregnancy and Tandem Nursing: Is it Safe?

Recent research examined by Hilary Flower, Ph.D, Florida, USA Originally published Apr 11, 2016 Is it safe to breastfeed during pregnancy? When I began researching my book, Adventures in Tandem Nursing: Breastfeeding During Pregnancy and Beyond, my highest priority was to address the question of safety. Many midwives, The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, and other woman-friendly resources gave it … Read More