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If I don't start embracing the body I am in, my daughter loses, too. Image: Dahiana Candelo/Unsplash.

My Post-Pregnancy Body Doesn't Feel Like It's Mine Anymore

I understand that feeling good is far more important than looking good. But it's hard to not get caught up in the frenzy to lose all the baby weight Read...
Vedavati M.    |   07.1.16   |   SHARE
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Taking an actual break while my husband parents feels somehow subversive, no matter how often I do it.

Why It Doesn't Bother Me That My Daughter Prefers Her Daddy

My toddler’s recent preference for her father has gone from sub-textual to textual. She has no compunction about loudly pushing me away and Read...
Rebecca Shamblin    |   06.15.16   |   SHARE
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I was emotionally and physically depleted. Image: Thinkstock.

Surviving Postpartum Depression And Hypnagogic Hallucinations

She was beautiful; I wanted to love her. But there was this nagging voice inside me: "What if I can’t love this baby as much as my son? Is there Read...
Sarah Fader    |   06.8.16   |   SHARE
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Have fun with the boiling water, sucker.

11 Things Your Breast Pump Is Saying To You

It is the denigrating soundtrack of a breast pumping session. You, sitting at its mercy. It, just taking and taking. Read...
Jennifer Fliss    |   02.22.16   |   SHARE
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Breastfeeding saved my life.

Breastfeeding Literally Saved My Life

Breastfeeding brought me back. It kept me in my body, forced me to hold my son’s body, and helped me stay connected to the physical reality of Read...
David Minerva Clover    |   01.19.16   |   SHARE
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Molly Stepansky and family courtesy of Flash Bugs Studio

I Was Breastfeeding, Until I Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

I'm not a fighter, I've never hit anyone, I don't "kick ass," I don't want a "new normal." I just want to be a mom to my kids, a wife to my husband, Read...
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Milky.

Milk And Milky: A Tale of Two Breasts

My breasts, aka “the girls,” and I have been through quite a journey together. It wasn’t until I had my daughter that I realized the poor quality of Read...
Sarah Elizabeth    |   09.21.15   |   SHARE
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Breastfeeding Comments That Need To Stop

Don’t read the comments! Is a common refrain in almost anything on the Internet, and with good reason. And when it comes to breastfeeding, the Read...
Britni de la Cretaz    |   08.7.15   |   SHARE
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