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World Breastfeeding Week 2014: Parent Support Deserts in the USA

August 7, 2014

By Rita Brhel, Editor of Attached Family magazine, API’s Publications Coordinator What this year’s celebration of World Breastfeeding Week is really about—more than updating the status on breastfeeding acceptance or increasing understanding for mothers who are unable to breastfeed—is advocacy for parent support. While the primary goal of Attachment Parenting International (API) is to raise […]

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World Breastfeeding Week 2014: Learning to Listen

August 6, 2014

By Sara Jones Rust My husband gently bounced our wailing 3-week-old son while pacing around our apartment. I quickly finished toweling off, ran a comb through my wet hair and threw on a comfy pair of post-baby pants and a T-shirt. Luckily I had the forethought to brush my teeth while in the shower, a […]

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World Breastfeeding Week 2014: Sometimes Breastfeeding Requires a Bottle

August 5, 2014

By Rita Brhel, WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, API Leader, API’s Publications Coordinator/Managing Editor Among the wonderful aspects of Attachment Parenting is that it is an approach to child rearing that every parent can take part in. Certainly, research supports some parenting techniques more than others. Breastfeeding, for example, is quoted in Attached at the Heart […]

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World Breastfeeding Week 2014: Breastfeed Chicago!

August 4, 2014

By Patricia Mackie, MS, LPC, API Professionals Coordinator Public breastfeeding can infuriate us, scare us, make us feel ashamed or empower us. For one Chicago mom, it empowered her to take action and create an organization that would focus on advocating for breastfeeding at a larger level in her city (located in Illinois, USA). She […]

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World Breastfeeding Week 2014: A Journey to Breastfeeding

August 3, 2014

By Heidi Ripplinger When I was little, I had a favorite baby doll. She was big enough for me to cuddle in my arms, was plump with silvery curly hair and had a round face. She looked like a cherub, and I loved her. I brought her with me everywhere I went. I changed her […]

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World Breastfeeding Week 2014: Inspired by Attachment Parenting

August 2, 2014

By Ellen Hollander-Sande, RN I was born and raised in New York City, USA, one of three girls. My father was a physician; my mother is a teacher but spent much of my childhood as a stay-at-home mother. As a child, I always knew that when I grew up, I wanted to be a mother. […]

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World Breastfeeding Week 2014: The Real Breastfeeding Story

August 1, 2014

By Sheena Sommers, MA The recent controversies generated by depictions of Attachment Parenting in the Western media and elsewhere have revealed a fairly astounding degree of misinformation about infant and child development. Most especially, the media’s fetishist focus on “extreme breastfeeding” has revealed the tremendously wide chasm that exists between official medical recommendations about breastfeeding […]

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Thank you, Courtney!

July 9, 2014

In the past 20 years since Attachment Parenting International was cofounded by Lysa Parker and Barbara Nicholson, the nonprofit organization has been a way for parents to join together as volunteers to give a voice to and further the Attachment Parenting movement. API has been blessed with amazingly dedicated volunteers — mothers and fathers and […]

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