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There are many warped ideas about breastfeeding, the breast, formula feeding and “normal” in this country. We wish to recapture the public image of “breast” and convert it back into what it should be. A source of nourishment and comfort for our children.

5 Responses to About

  1. Maria says:

    I had a question, and as I’ve found a decent amount of useful information here, I thought I’d ask you… In the event you don’t do questions (I figured it couldn’t hurt to send it), just let me know, will look for the info elsewhere. Anyways, here it is. I have two sons, I breastfed the first for 14 months with no real issues save for the beginning… he slept with me and woke up regularly to eat, no issues there. My second son is not quite two weeks old and I’m also breastfeeding him, also issueless (he took to feeding immediately)… he was, in the event that this is relevant, born at 43 weeks and is right now a little over ten pounds (the reason I mention this is because, from what I’ve read, it seems weight plays a role in how long the baby sleeps at one stretch). He eats regularly, also sleeps next to me at night, also wakes for eating… My question is this– should I wake him for feedings at night? He wakes up far less than my first son, for example last night he woke up only twice… My first son woke up every two hours almost like clockwork… I’m noticing that I’m very full in the mornings, slightly engorged even… I’m sure it’ll pass, but I’m going to have to go back to work when he’s about 8 weeks old and I’d rather have him eating regularly at night because that’s less of his daily intake from bottles and more natural milk-production stimulation… Pumping has been successful for the most part for me in the past, but obviously directly feeding is preferable for a multitude of reasons. Anyways, I’ve rambled enough 🙂 If you get a second and wouldn’t mind letting me know what you think about that, I’d very much appreciate it. Thanks! -Maria

  2. Ann Sinnott says:

    Thought you might be interested to hear about a new book [mine]: ‘Breastfeeding Older Children’, pub Free Association Books http://www.fabooks.com (blurb here), is about to be published and can be ordered online from Amazon Books http://www.amazon.com

    Review comments (includes Sheila Kitzinger) and some info on contents can be seen here:
    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/ann.sinnott/index.htm

    Mothers from 48 countries participated in my research surveys.

    Regards
    Ann

  3. Lorien says:

    I’m sure there have been big changes in your life in the past year, and man do I feel for you. Your blog is very interesting and well written and I just wanted to write to you to let you know that, and to let you know I hope you find the resources to get back to writing sometime.

    Take good care,
    Lorien

  4. Megan says:

    I would really like to ask you some questions about breastfeeding. Could you email me your email address or something so I could know how best to contact you? Thanks!

    Wonderful blog, by the way!

  5. Sarah Corley says:

    I am breastfeeding my 3 month old daughter who is on Previcid for reflux which seems to be better: however she has had and continues to have horrible gas sensitivity and tummy pains. Now during nursing she clearly has tummy problems and screams and cries. She also cries about 15 min after nursing. She cries around 9 am for 30 min to an hour and then again from about 7:30 or 8 pm for 2 or 3 hours every night. I have tried cutting out diary for 4 days and did not see a difference. She is now on probiotics and no longer gas drops or gripe water as there was no evidence of either helping at all. She gets extremely upset right before a BM or passing gas. Any ideas? My pediatrician says it’s colic and there’s nothing we can do besides gas drops.

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