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

Lentil Loaf

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

HANNAH MCKENZIE, NORTH CAROLINA, USA Originally published May 2015 and republished with the express permission of the author. Lentil loaf is a savoury go-to meal made with simple flavorful ingredients for our vegan family. It lends itself to substitutions or additions depending on what vegetables or fruits are available and in season. Canned or fresh … 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