Feed with Love and Respect

Dear Health Visitor, I Must Confess I Lied …

September 18, 2013

Posted by Louise, a mother living the United Kingdom. She blogs at mamabeanblog.blogspot.co.uk. “Health Visitors” in the UK health system are community nurses who provide routine developmental checks, care and support to newborns and their parents, including advice on feeding, sleeping and all aspects of newborn care. Dear Health Visitor, I must confess, I lied. […]

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Have No Fear

August 28, 2013

“Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.” – Salvador Dali Children do not have this fear. I think it spills over to being a parent, too. I have learned by trial and error to not be afraid. I am not a perfect parent, nor will I ever be. When my son paints, he […]

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API’s Breastfeeding Library

August 7, 2013

Thank you for joining us at APtly Said for this year’s World Breastfeeding Week. We hope you’ve found support and enlightenment. As we bring the week’s celebration to a close, we leave you with a collection of API’s breastfeeding resources from our online publications. Additionally, the latest breastfeeding news can be found through API Links, […]

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Why Breastfeed? It’s More Than Milk

August 6, 2013

The core of Attachment Parenting is responding to our children with sensitivity. This third of API’s Eight Principles of Parenting is one of two principles–the other is striving for balance–that are part and parcel to the whole of the parenting approach, that thread themselves through each of the remaining six principles, including feeding with love […]

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Challenging Society’s Views of Infant Feeding: Behind the Scenes of “The Milky Way” Movie

August 5, 2013

Today, we introduce Chantal Molnar, RN, MA, IBCLC, from Piece of My Heart Productions, home of the “The Milky Way” documentary (formerly “Bottled UP!”) to discuss the recent making of this film with Jennifer Davidson, RN, BSN, IBCLC, who works with pediatrician Dr. Jay Gordon, longtime supporter of Attachment Parenting International. The Milky Way Movie […]

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Nature’s Case for Breastfeeding

August 4, 2013

For so many women, breastfeeding was the turning point for our journey into Attachment Parenting. And one organization whom many of us have to thank for our introduction to both breastfeeding and Attachment Parenting International — certainly in the case of API’s cofounders whose roots were here — is La Leche League International. Dr. Jeanne […]

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Supporting Breastfeeding in Still Life: A Look at the “Breastfeeding is Normal” Project

August 3, 2013

The benefits of breastfeeding to both baby and mother, not to mention the entire family, are becoming more and more well-known. However, there continues to be a pervasive attitude that breastfeeding should be a private event. Even while there are laws in many areas protecting the right to nurse in public, many mothers find the […]

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Parents Crave Uncommon Support for Common Concerns, Like Breastfeeding

August 2, 2013

In 2009, Attachment Parenting International conducted a parent support survey on the value of peer support provided through both local leaders and parenting support groups as well as online resources and publications. Overwhelmingly, parents responded that they sought out in-person support from local API Leaders and API Support Groups first. According to the survey, parents […]

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