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Postcard to My Weaning Self: Wish You Were Here

Losing that nursing bond feels strangely like mourning, like you’re giving up being her Mommy as your lactation shuts down. You feel betrayed by your breasts, and guilty for taking the vacation, for leaving your daughter behind, and for getting so wrapped up in the move across town. You feel ashamed for not having better […]

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Got Donor Milk? Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas

Breastfeeding is considered to be a major part of infant development. Breast milk can help babies develop antibodies that fight off certain infections, and the natural milk can aid them in blossoming into strong and healthy toddlers and beyond. However, not every mother has success in the breastfeeding department. Often, when babies are born prematurely, […]

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Donor Milk: How to Get It, How to Give

I used to think everyone struggled to make enough milk. Because, come on, breastfeeding is just plain hard. So when my second-born daughter’s feeding issues catapulted us into a rare disease diagnosis and subsequent feeding tube surgery, I would soon learn another truth. Exclusive pumping is even harder. I loathed that tiny piece of modern machinery, but I wasn’t […]

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