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Breastfeeding Chronicles

Catherine Pearson

There Is A Story Behind Why I Formula Feed

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.10.2013 | Parents

Jordan, a 28-year-old first-time, working mom from Arizona, intended to breastfeed her son Liam, now 5 months. But blistered nipples, coupled with the...

Catherine Pearson

I Pumped For My Micro-Preemie

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.08.2013 | Parents

It took Amy, a married software developer, seven years and multiple rounds of IVF to get pregnant with her daughter, who is now 2. Amy had hoped to ha...

Catherine Pearson

How I Nursed After Breast Cancer

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.05.2013 | Parents

Karey was diagnosed with breast cancer when her first baby, a girl, was just 7 months old. In this installment of The Breastfeeding Chronicles, the 31...

Catherine Pearson

I'm Ready To Wean My 2-Year-Old

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.28.2013 | Parents

Initially, Wendy's goal was to breastfeed her son, Hunter, for six months. But now he's 2 years old and they're still going, says the 43-year-old, ful...

Catherine Pearson

'My Son Didn't Completely Latch Until He Was 4 Months Old'

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.25.2013 | Parents

Emily's son is now a perfectly healthy toddler, but he spent his first month in the hospital with serious cardiac problems, unable to nurse because it...

Catherine Pearson

Why We Need To Hear More Positive Breastfeeding Stories

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.22.2013 | Parents

Claudia, 32, a Chicago-based bankruptcy attorney, has a 3-year-old daughter she nursed for more than 10 months, until she got pregnant with her second...

Catherine Pearson

'I'm The Only Person I Know Who Has Tandem Nursed'

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.19.2013 | Parents

It's a prospect many women never consider: What would it be like to breastfeed two children -- born years apart -- at the same time? In the latest ins...

Catherine Pearson

I Had To Change My Diet To Breastfeed My Baby

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.15.2013 | Parents

Lauren, 31, was a relatively healthy eater who never particularly worried about what she could or couldn't eat until her son Joel, now 2, started havi...

How I Breastfed My Adopted Baby

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.13.2013 | Parents

Allison, 40, has three children -- a 6-year-old, a 2-year-old and a newborn adopted son. In the latest installment in our "Breastfeeding Chronicles" s...

Nobody Warned Me About Trying To Nurse With My Disease

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.08.2013 | Parents

Kristen, 43, is a professor and mother of three who, like a true academic, inhaled every bit of information she could find on breastfeeding and its be...

Catherine Pearson

Why I Used Donor Milk To Help Feed My Twins

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.06.2013 | Parents

Breastfeeding her twins -- a boy and a girl, born two weeks early -- mattered very much to Melissa, 38, a special education teacher from North Carolin...

The Breastfeeding Chronicles: 'There Were Several Days When I Was Just Crying'

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.02.2013 | Parents

The United States Breastfeeding Committee has named August National Breastfeeding Month, a time to focus on protecting and supporting breastfeeding in...