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Déjà Vu: Hip Mama Magazine Cover Photo of a Breastfeeding Mom is Causing a Stir

By Ariel Gore, editor of Hip Mama. When I had my first child at 19, I lived to breastfeed in public. I’d grown up amid the Nestle boycott protesting that company’s international anti-breastfeeding campaigns, and I’d come of age in

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Child-Led Weaning: Susan

Images and text by Susan May. On July 2nd of this year, 2014, I will mark 8 (EIGHT!) straight years of breastfeeding. I’m almost positive (like 99.99% sure) that there was not even a day in that 8 year stretch

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Child-Led Weaning: Lesly

Images and text by Lesly Simmons The birth story I wrote in my head for my first child was radically altered at the 20-week mark, when I was diagnosed with complete placenta previa. I went from planning an all natural

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An Adoptive Breastfeeding Story: A Child’s Perspective

I was breastfed as a child. Currently, with a rise of acceptance of breastfeeding, and a greater awareness of its benefits- both health and emotional- that statement is not that unusual. However I need to add one more detail to

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Child-Led Weaning: Jill

Images and Text by Jill Petrush Rogers “My son hasn’t asked for ba-ba’s in 3 days, I’m sad”-  my sister-in-law posted. I thought to myself, “Wait, what?!  He’s two.  He’s still breastfeeding…really?!” You see, before my nephew was born, I

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Child-Led Weaning: Libbie

Image and text by Libbie.   Breastfeeding did not come easy for us. My son was due on December 25, 2011, but my water broke on December 3, 2011 at 36 weeks, 6 days. I was both surprised and worried.

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Child-Led Weaning: Brandy

Images and text by Brandy Van Vossen Before I had children of my own I knew that I wanted to breastfeed. I knew that this was the most important decision that I would make for them in their early years.

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