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To all the mothers who struggled with breastfeeding

This was the story I knew I wanted to tell. It felt right the moment I put hands to laptop. And when the opportunity arrived for me to tell the story…well I knew it was meant to be. From the hundreds of e-mails and comments I received when I initially wrote this post…I knew this…

Want me to sign a breastfeeding “waiver”? I have a letter for you first

With all the cheering from the breastfeeding sidelines in response to Mayor Bloomberg’s Latch On NYC initiative, I can’t help but relive my newborn days with my own babes. What would I do when faced with a well meaning nurse, educating me on the countless benefits of breastfeeding and then asking me to sign a…

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The real problem with overzealous breastfeeding advocacy

Mommy wars aside, I think you’d have to be living under a rock if you haven’t heard the enormous and real benefits of breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is awesome on so many levels. Health of baby and mom alike. Both physical and emotional. But, what if it doesn’t work? What if you’re a mom (like me) who…

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Breastfeeding broke my heart

Or, rather, the inability to truly breastfeed broke my heart. “You have insufficient glandular tissue.”  These words were spoken to me by my lactation consultant after what seemed like hours as she poked and prodded my breasts. I was three weeks in to being a new mom and was an emotional wreck.  Breastfeeding was going…

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