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It's Not About the Brelfie

Suzanne Barston | Posted 05.29.2015 | Parents
Suzanne Barston

This is not about photos. This is not about who has it worse. This is not even about breastfeeding and formula-feeding anymore. It's about how we view motherhood as a competition, how the powers that be monopolize on this competition and how the media loves to encourage it

22 Ways To Support Other Parents During #ISupportYou Week

Suzanne Barston | Posted 01.04.2015 | Parents
Suzanne Barston

There are many definitions for the word support. And many arguments within the parenting community about what that word should mean, could mean, does mean.

6 Things You Should Never Say To A Formula-Feeding Mom -- And 2 Things To Say Instead

Suzanne Barston | Posted 05.10.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Barston

We need to open an honest dialogue about the first raw days of new parenthood and how we can help each other through it. That can start by acknowledging the offensive and hurtful things we sometimes say to each other.

Why There Are No Winners in the Battle of Breast vs. Bottle

Suzanne Barston | Posted 04.30.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Barston

What the Golen/Ramsey study shows should not be controversial. It's proof that whether a woman chooses, or is capable of, feeding a baby from her breast is not what defines her as a mother.

My Breast Isn't Best

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

The only thing I regret is not having given more thought to the surgeon's warning that as a result of the surgery, I may lose my ability to breastfeed. I was 18. Childrearing seemed decades away. They'll be able to fix that by then, I thought.