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A Breastfeeding Story: Dry Nursing

Images and text by Jessica Casey. Oliver was born full-term, at 37+3 weeks gestation. He was small, weighing only 5lbs 8oz, which the medical staff attributed to the placental tear and pre-eclampsia I had developed. There was some fetal distress

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Child-Led Weaning: Sara

  Image and text by Sara Waldecker. The full-term breastfeeding story I’m going to begin by telling is my story. I don’t remember it, though. I was exclusively breastfed by my own mother in a time and place when doing

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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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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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