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In this issue of Attached Family, we take a look at the cultural explosion of breastfeeding advocacy, as well as the challenges still to overcome. API writer Sheena Sommers begins this issue with “The Real Breastfeeding Story,” including …

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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.

Hannah’s Story: Infant Reflux
Fri, 19/12/08 – 1:58 | No Comment

By Stephanie Petters, leader of API of North Fulton, Georgia, & API’s Membership Liaison
**Originally published in the Fall 2007 Special Needs issue of The Journal of API
New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day used to …

Tennessee’s Infant Deaths Can Be Prevented
Thu, 18/12/08 – 17:32 | No Comment

From API’s Publications Team
Attachment Parenting International Co-founder Barbara Nicholson was quoted in a Public News Service (PNS) article about Tennessee’s high infant mortality rate.
According to PNS, 9 of every 1,000 babies born in Tennessee die during …

Caroline’s Story: Living with 25+ Food Intolerances
Wed, 17/12/08 – 17:28 | One Comment

By Lindsay Killick
**Originally published in the Fall 2007 Special Needs issue of The Journal of API
When our daughter Caroline joined our family, after a few rough weeks, things seemed to fall right into place. We …

Cora’s Story: Food Allergies in a Breastfed Baby
Wed, 17/12/08 – 16:00 | 6 Comments

By Rachel Losey, co-leader of API of Norman, Oklahoma
**Originally published in the Fall 2007 Special Needs issue of The Journal of API
Motherhood was different than I expected it to be. I never imagined that I …

Anna’s Story: The Importance of Hearing Screenings in Newborns
Mon, 15/12/08 – 2:25 | No Comment

By Kathie Dolce, HBCE
**Orginally published in the Fall 2007 Special Needs issue of The Journal of API
When my granddaughter Anna was already over a year old, her parents began to realize she did not hear. …

Jackie’s Story: Growing Up with PDD
Mon, 15/12/08 – 1:50 | No Comment

By Kandace Wright
**Originally published in the Fall 2007 Special Needs issue of The Journal of API
Jackie informed me yesterday that when she has her own children she will never tell them “no.” Never. I smiled …

Where Children Learn to Communicate
Mon, 15/12/08 – 0:50 | No Comment

By Dr. James MacDonald, founder of the Communicating Partners Program
**Originally published in the Fall 2007 Special Needs issue of The Journal of API
It is now clear that a child can learn in every social interaction, …

API on Parents.TV
Fri, 12/12/08 – 21:52 | No Comment

Erika Schwartz, MD discusses the benefits of attachment parenting to open the segment then API’s Business Development Coordinator Art Yuen is interviewed by the staff of Parents.tv.

Research Discourages Forward-Facing Buggies
Fri, 12/12/08 – 16:37 | No Comment

From API’s Communications Team
A study conducted at Dundee University in London suggests that babies transported in forward-facing buggies are more likely to suffer emotional stress due to lack of face-to-face time with their parents.
“Neuroscience has …

Give More Presence Instead of More Presents
Fri, 12/12/08 – 13:57 | No Comment

From API’s Communications Team

The Public News Service published an article featuring the advice of Attachment Parenting International Co-founder Barbara Nicholson on gift-giving this holiday season.
Said Nicholson: “Who knew that our economy would be giving us the …

OpposingViews.com Argues Public Breastfeeding
Fri, 12/12/08 – 12:02 | No Comment

From the API Communications Team
OpposingViews.com is holding a debate on “Should Women Breastfeed In Public?” You are invited to read and comment on the arguments on www.opposingviews.com/questions/should-women-breastfeed-in-public.
Author Elizabeth Pantley, Lindsey Nelson of the FirstRight Advisory Council, …

Raising Kids the Hard Way
Thu, 4/12/08 – 3:40 | 7 Comments

By Gaynell Payne
When it comes to raising children, a very old but true adage applies: “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.”
Who says to a contractor building a skyscraper that he’s making more trouble …

Looking Back on My Time as an AP Mother Now that My Children are Grown
Thu, 4/12/08 – 3:32 | No Comment

By Lisa Walshe
Raising babies and small children is hard work. Physically, there is a lack of sleep and just the constancy of keeping up with toddlers. Apart from times of illness, I enjoyed the experience …

Breastfeeding and Co-sleeping in a Critical Culture
Thu, 4/12/08 – 3:25 | 23 Comments

By Lisa Walshe
Looking back at life often brings understanding. As I look back at my life as a mother, I have more questions than answers. I don’t really know what made me mother the way …

Mothering Ourselves
Thu, 4/12/08 – 3:10 | No Comment

By Dedra Keoshian. leader of API of Stark County, Ohio
The other day, I was in the midst of scrambling around the kitchen, preparing everyone’s breakfast according to their unique requests. James, 4, wanted pancakes. Neil, …

Modified Demand Feeding and the Weaning Toddler
Thu, 4/12/08 – 3:06 | One Comment

By Deborah Bershatsky, PhD
At two years old, my son Ezra was a happy child, who seems to handle the frustrations of becoming socialized and civilized with amazing ease. If things got to be too much …

A Day in the Life of a Homeschooling Mother
Thu, 4/12/08 – 2:48 | No Comment

By Avril Dannebaum, co-leader of API-NYC
One morning last summer, as my husband was getting ready to leave for work, I casually mentioned to our 10-year-old son Gerard that today was writing day and that the …

Dear Editor: Confused By Crying Article
Wed, 26/11/08 – 22:37 | No Comment

Dear Editor,
The article “Crying and Comforting” from The Journal of API, Summer 2008 AP in a Non-AP World issue, states: “Two commonly prescribed approaches include: ignore the crying and encourage the crying,” and it offers …

Dear Editor: Public School Photo Not Representative
Wed, 26/11/08 – 21:44 | No Comment

Dear Editor,
I appreciate the effort of the Growing Child issue (The Journal of API, Fall 2008) to focus on the education of our older API-parented children. However, I feel that there was negative bias against public school. The …

Discipline Begins at Birth
Sat, 8/11/08 – 17:58 | One Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
My youngest daughter is turning one year old this month. It’s amazing how much she’s changed since she was born - she’s learning to walk, waves …

What Can a Parent Targeted by Parental Alienation Do?
Sat, 8/11/08 – 17:14 | 9 Comments

By Amy J. L. Baker, PhD, director of research at the Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection of the New York Foundling
Parents who are concerned about the other parent trying to turn their child …

What the Research Says About Adult Children of PAS
Sat, 8/11/08 – 16:58 | 12 Comments

By Amy J. L. Baker, PhD, director of research at the Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection of the New York Foundling
The problem of children allying with one parent against the other has been …

What is Parental Alienation?
Sat, 8/11/08 – 15:07 | 3 Comments

By Amy J. L. Baker, PhD, director of research at the Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection of the New York Foundling
When parents separate, the goal and the hope is that they can work …

Battling the Monsters
Sat, 8/11/08 – 14:45 | One Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
As a child, I was terrified of the dark. I still am, to a lesser extent. In order to move around my house at night, …

Discovering On-Demand Breastfeeding
Sat, 8/11/08 – 14:40 | 5 Comments

By Deborah Bershatsky, PhD, AP mother
“We’ll put her on modified demand feeding,” the pediatrician said confidently at Rachel’s one week visit.
I was eager to be a good mother and terrified I wouldn’t know how. I …