General Interest

A Post We Love! I breastfed my preschooler for (somewhat) selfish reasons

August 23, 2016

Editor’s note: Attachment Parenting International (API) is so grateful to the parents who share their experiences on this blog. Many of our writers have their own personal blogs where they share more about their unique brand of Attachment Parenting. We want to take the opportunity to highlight blog posts beyond API that capture the essence […]

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Editor’s pick: Was this Olympic swimmer raised with Attachment Parenting?

August 17, 2016

An American competitive swimmer, 31-year-old Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time, having won 28 medals, most of them golds. I believe he was raised with Attachment Parenting — and this parenting approach helped get him to the podium. As we know, Attachment Parenting (AP) is a continuum of parenting behaviors centered […]

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WBW 2016: A look ahead…to October

August 8, 2016

World Breastfeeding Week: I’m a huge proponent of breastfeeding, but my favorite word in that phrase is “world.” This observance brings the world together each year through a theme that is timely for all, from the wealthiest to the least developed nations. We are all in this together…promoting and protecting this sometimes-underestimated key to sustainable […]

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WBW 2016: A story of working and breastfeeding, and staying determined

August 6, 2016

Editor’s note: Yesterday, we read 5 tips for breastfeeding mothers returning to work outside the home. For this day of World Breastfeeding Week, we share another breastfeeding mother’s story of working and child-led weaning: My daughter recently weaned after 3 and 1/2 years of nursing. We did baby-led weaning, so there were no tears shed […]

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WBW 2016: 5 tips for a strong nursing relationship while working away from home

August 5, 2016

Editor’s note: Among the 17 Sustainable Development Goals central to World Breastfeeding Week this year is a call for better workplace support of breastfeeding women. Certainly employers have a large part to play in meeting this goal, but women also need step up to advocate for themselves, their babies, and their right to express breastmilk […]

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WBW 2016: Historical trauma, breastfeeding, and healing with Camie Jae Goldhammer

August 3, 2016

Editor’s note: Attachment Parenting International hopes you enjoy this throwback Thursday post, originally published August 7, 2015. It remains a great example of breastfeeding as part of sustainable development, the theme of World Breastfeeding Week this year: It is often noted that part of what makes breastfeeding so challenging at times is that in our […]

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Thank you, La Leche League

August 3, 2016

Mary White, Edwina Hearn Froehlich, Mary Anne Cahill, Betty Wagner Spandikow, Viola Brennan Lennon, Mary Ann Kerwin, Marian Leonard Tompson — while these 7 names may not ring a bell, what they did has influenced so many lives all around the world. These 7 ladies founded La Leche League International (LLLI). It’s because of LLLI […]

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WBW 2016: What does breastfeeding have to do with sustainable development?

August 2, 2016

Sustainable development — that’s a mouthful. Breastfeeding isn’t usually what comes to mind when we think of sustainable development, but according to materials from the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action — which coordinates World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-6 — it should: In September 2015, the world’s leaders committed to 17 goals aimed at ending poverty, […]

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