General Interest

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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Generation AP: An interview with Autumn McCarthy

July 25, 2014

In celebration of Attachment Parenting International’s 20th Anniversary, this second of the two-part “Generation AP” series (read the first part here) continues to recognize today’s second-generation Attachment Parenting parents:   “I like how my parents approached parenting. They never did anything to hurt us. They always did whatever they did out of love or with […]

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Generation AP: An interview with Patricia Mackie

July 11, 2014

In celebration of Attachment Parenting International’s 20th Anniversary, this first of the two-part “Generation AP” series (read the second part here) recognizes today’s second-generation Attachment Parenting parents:   “When I experienced major emotions, I would just shut down. My mom would sit with me for hours and wait for me to talk.”   ~Patricia Mackie   […]

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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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API now reading Attached at the Heart

July 8, 2014

The API Reads program has begun the discussion of Attached at the Heart (2nd edition) by Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker. The  topics we’ll be discussing in July will include: Principle 3: Responding with Sensitivity – Learning the Language of Love Principle 4: Use Nurturing Touch – The Healing Power of Physical Closeness Principle 5: […]

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