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The Attached Family 2013 Loving Uniquely Issue is about loving each of our children as individuals with unique character traits.
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1. Pregnancy & Birth

Fertility and conception, pregnancy, childbirth, and the early postpartum period.

2. The Infant

From newborn to 17 months.

3. The Toddler

From 18 months to age 3.

4. The Growing Child

From age 4 to age 9.

5. The Adolescent

From age 10 to age 18.

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Ensuring Peaceful Nights with Your Baby
Tuesday, 29 Jun, 2010 – 5:23 | 8 Comments

By Naomi Aldort, author of Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves,
We cosleep with our baby, but she keeps waking up every hour or two to breastfeed. I put her to sleep at 7  p.m., and she …

The Breastfeeding Father
Tuesday, 29 Jun, 2010 – 4:36 | 10 Comments

By Jarold Johnston, CNM, IBCLC
Dad’s job is to take over the job of the lactation consultant when the family goes home from the hospital. The father is who will be available to answer questions at …

How Does Your Baby Sleep?
Tuesday, 22 Jun, 2010 – 18:02 | 7 Comments

By Pinky McKay, IBCLC, CIMI, author of Sleeping Like a Baby,
Just like us, each baby is unique and needs a different amount of sleep. Even within the same family, we can have “high energy” …

#1 on the Breastfeeding Team –> Daddy
Tuesday, 22 Jun, 2010 – 17:56 | 5 Comments

By Jarold Johnston, CNM, IBCLC
As a midwife, lactation consultant, and father of seven beautiful breastfed babies, I’m often asked to share my perspectives with new parents. First, let me say, I have found through personal …

The Grandparent Challenge
Wednesday, 2 Jun, 2010 – 20:27 | 12 Comments

By Sonya Fehér, contributing editor for the API Speaks blog, leader for API of South Austin, Texas, USA, and blogger at
How many of us arrived at Attachment Parenting because we wanted to parent differently …

Infant Massage, Demystified (& Interview with massage therapist Robin Gillies)
Wednesday, 19 May, 2010 – 11:50 | No Comment

By Robin Gillies, LMT, 
The secret of infant massage, in my opinion and experience, is this: Mothers and fathers – especially those who practice Attachment Parenting and therefore really in touch with their children – will know instinctively how to …

The Danger of Pharmaceuticals
Tuesday, 4 May, 2010 – 21:18 | 3 Comments

By Adrienne Carmack, MD

In April 2005, Rani Jamieson gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Tariq. She was given Tylenol #3, a medication containing acetaminophen and codeine, for postpartum pain. She took two pills twice …

Parenting without Punishment or Reward…Really?
Wednesday, 31 Mar, 2010 – 0:07 | 2 Comments

By Larissa Dann, Australia’s parenting editor for The Attached Family
I was 31 years old. In my arms, I held another life. He was warm, pliable and soft, caked in afterbirth, and seemed breakable. He had huge …

‘I was Spanked, and I’m Fine!’
Tuesday, 2 Mar, 2010 – 15:38 | No Comment

By Jan Hunt, founder/director of The Natural Child Project,
We hear it all the time, when spanking is mentioned. Someone steps forward and says something like this:
“Well, I don’t see what all the fuss is …

Early Weaning: A Time of Transition for Baby…and Mom
Tuesday, 26 Jan, 2010 – 17:53 | 3 Comments

By Chandra Hamilton
As each new talent emerges, toddlers get busy and forget to do lots of things: watch in front of them when moving, pick up toys before stepping on them, and eat. They fight …

Where to Draw the Line? Exploring Boundaries, Limits, and Consequences
Tuesday, 15 Dec, 2009 – 13:53 | 2 Comments

By Tamara Parnay
“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”
~ Serenity Prayer, attributed to Reinhold Niebuhr theologian
A mother was …

The Bedtime Challenge
Tuesday, 24 Nov, 2009 – 11:46 | No Comment

By Sonya Fehér,
Bedtime is one of the most challenging times of day for me as a parent. I am tired from having taking care of a little person all day, ready to cuddle with …

Another Look at Breastfeeding with HIV/AIDS: An Interview with Marian Tompson, co-founder of LLLI
Tuesday, 10 Nov, 2009 – 11:45 | 3 Comments

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
When we think of the Attachment Parenting International Principle of Feeding with Love and Respect, what first pops into our minds is a woman enjoying …

Working without Weaning: An Interview with author Kirsten Berggren
Tuesday, 27 Oct, 2009 – 12:02 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
Attachment Parenting International’s seventh of the Eight Principles of Parenting, Providing Consistent and Loving Care, explains how babies and young children have an intense need …

Pumping for Stay-at-Home Moms
Tuesday, 27 Oct, 2009 – 11:05 | 8 Comments

By Sonya Fehér, leader for South Austin API (Texas, USA) and blogger at
If we’re staying at home to be with our babies full-time, we don’t have to pump milk or offer bottles. We can …

Breastfeeding and Working, an Illustration
Tuesday, 27 Oct, 2009 – 11:04 | One Comment

By Amber Lewis, staff writer for The Attached Family
The first painful hurdle I was to face as a mother was the need to return to work. After a three-month crash course in Attachment Parenting (AP), …

The Family Table
Tuesday, 20 Oct, 2009 – 0:04 | No Comment

By Judy Sanders, member of API’s Board of Directors and API’s Editorial Review Board
It’s dinnertime somewhere. Families sit around a dining table, or gather around a short-legged table, or settle on a rug in a …

Breastfeeding after Sexual Abuse
Tuesday, 13 Oct, 2009 – 11:55 | No Comment

By Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, member of API’s Resource Advisory Council and API’s Editorial Review Board, adapted from Breastfeeding Made Simple by Nancy Mohrbacher and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett
For survivors of childhood sexual abuse or sexual assault, breastfeeding …

From Fear to Breastfeeding
Tuesday, 13 Oct, 2009 – 10:40 | No Comment

By Grace Zell, staff writer for The Attached Family
When I was pregnant for the first time, I wasn’t sure what I would do and I was actually a little afraid of committing to breastfeeding and …

Rescue Your Baby from Obesity
Tuesday, 6 Oct, 2009 – 10:54 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
As attachment parents, we need to be sure that we love and accept our children no matter what – and this includes their weight. Some …

Breastfeeding while Pregnant
Monday, 28 Sep, 2009 – 18:11 | No Comment

By Debbie Page, RN, IBCLC, CEIM, director of
Many women find themselves pregnant while they are still enjoying a nursing relationship with their child. It doesn’t typically occur during the first six months, as long …

Breastfeeding into Toddlerhood
Monday, 28 Sep, 2009 – 17:52 | 14 Comments

By Debbie Page, RN, IBCLC, CEIM, director of
In Western societies, it is commonplace to expect a child to breastfeed for six months to a year only. Many mothers set that as their goal unaware …

Breastfeeding for Two: Tandem Nursing
Monday, 28 Sep, 2009 – 17:51 | 2 Comments

By Debbie Page, RN, IBCLC, CEIM, director of
Did you ever think you would be considering nursing two children at the same time? Probably most of us haven’t thought about that, but many women have …

Good Advice for Gentle Weaning: ‘Don’t Offer, Don’t Refuse’
Monday, 28 Sep, 2009 – 17:13 | 3 Comments

By Grace Zell, staff writer for The Attached Family
My experience with weaning my daughter was very successful and non-traumatic, which was a good thing since I found it hard to imagine how I would ever …

Is Organic Really Healthier?
Monday, 21 Sep, 2009 – 19:15 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
Georgia Jones isn’t accustomed to addressing a crowd as knowledgeable about food as are many attached parents. An University of Nebraska-Lincoln nutrition professor, Jones spends …