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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.

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World Breastfeeding Week 2014: Parent Support Deserts in the USA
Thursday, 7 Aug, 2014 – 10:00 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, Editor of Attached Family magazine, API’s Publications Coordinator
What this year’s celebration of World Breastfeeding Week is really about—more than updating the status on breastfeeding acceptance or increasing understanding for mothers who are …

World Breastfeeding Week 2014: The History of Formula Use
Wednesday, 6 Aug, 2014 – 10:00 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, Editor of Attached Family magazine, API’s Publications Coordinator

I am very much a breastfeeding advocate, but I hesitate to vilify formula. I myself have bottle-fed two of my three babies with some formula. …

World Breastfeeding Week 2014: A Mom-Inspired Milk Bank
Tuesday, 5 Aug, 2014 – 10:00 | 2 Comments

By Kathleen Mitchell-Askar
A mother on a mission can do amazing things, especially when working with an equally passionate parent support advocate.
Nancy Mohrbacher, a La Leche League (LLL) leader in Chicago, Illinois, USA, said it was …

World Breastfeeding Week 2014: When Breastfeeding Doesn’t Work
Monday, 4 Aug, 2014 – 10:00 | No Comment

By Lisa Lord, Assistant Editor of Attached Family magazine
When a woman makes the choice to breastfeed, she usually doesn’t anticipate that it won’t work. After all, we are told that almost everyone can breastfeed—and this …

World Breastfeeding Week 2014: Nature’s Case for Breastfeeding
Sunday, 3 Aug, 2014 – 10:00 | One Comment

By Rita Brhel, API Leader, Editor of Attached Family magazine, API’s Publications Coordinator
For so many women, breastfeeding was the turning point for our journey into Attachment Parenting. And one organization that many of us have …

World Breastfeeding Week 2014: Breastfeed Chicago!
Saturday, 2 Aug, 2014 – 10:00 | No Comment

By Patricia Mackie, MS, LPC, API Professionals Coordinator
Public breastfeeding can infuriate us, scare us, make us feel ashamed or empower us. For one Chicago mom, it empowered her to take action and create an organization …

World Breastfeeding Week 2014: The Real Breastfeeding Story
Friday, 1 Aug, 2014 – 10:00 | No Comment

By Sheena Sommers, MA
The recent controversies generated by depictions of Attachment Parenting in the Western media and elsewhere have revealed a fairly astounding degree of misinformation about infant and child development. Most especially, the media’s …

Separation Anxiety?
Sunday, 13 Jul, 2014 – 10:56 | No Comment

By Naomi Aldort, author of Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves, www.AuthenticParent.com.
When my children were young, it was common for me to take them when I traveled for speaking engagements. At their stages of development, they …

Spotlight On: The Girl Behind the Door
Saturday, 28 Jun, 2014 – 0:31 | No Comment

The Girl Behind the Door by John Brooks chronicles a father’s experience from the adoption of his only child to her suicide in her teen years, including the exploration of the role of an attachment disorder. 
Editor’s …

Featuring API Leaders: An Interview with Thiago Queiroz
Thursday, 12 Jun, 2014 – 3:06 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, API’s publications coordinator, managing editor of Attached Family magazine and an API Leader (Hastings, Nebraska, USA).
In celebration of Attachment Parenting International’s 20th Anniversary, the “Featuring API Leaders” series honors the unique paths …

Saved by AP and Now 8 Kids Later: An Interview with Margie Wilson-Mars
Thursday, 5 Jun, 2014 – 0:34 | One Comment

By Rita Brhel, API’s  publications coordinator, managing editor of Attached Family magazine and an API Leader (Hastings, Nebraska, USA).
My husband and I have three children, and we consider our family to be quite busy especially …

Generation AP: An Interview with Patricia Mackie
Tuesday, 27 May, 2014 – 8:38 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, API’s publications coordinator, managing editor of Attached Family magazine and an API Leader (Hastings, Nebraska, USA).
In celebration of Attachment Parenting International’s 20th Anniversary, we are pleased to present two series of interviews …

The Chemistry of Attachment
Thursday, 22 May, 2014 – 3:54 | 2 Comments

By Linda Folden Palmer, DC, member of API’s Editorial Review Board and author of The Baby Bond (www.babyreference.com).
Human babies are born helpless, needing to be entirely cared for and protected. Luckily, they are born with …

API Announces “Voices of Breastfeeding” Double Edition of Attached Family
Monday, 19 May, 2014 – 23:38 | No Comment

New Magazine Issue Advocates for Increased Support of Compassionate Infant-Feeding Choices
In honor of the millions of women who have come together throughout history to support one another in motherhood, Attachment Parenting International (API) is pleased …

How Parents Can Support Their Budding Performers: An Interview with Actress Elisa Llamido
Tuesday, 13 May, 2014 – 11:41 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, API’s publications coordinator, managing editor of Attached Family magazine, and an API Leader (Hastings, Nebraska, USA)
From the beginning, 20 years ago, Attachment Parenting International has been a community of parents coming together …

Breastfeeding into Toddlerhood
Thursday, 24 Apr, 2014 – 0:00 | 19 Comments

By Debbie Page, RN, IBCLC, CEIM, director of TheNewBornBaby.com. Originally published on The Attached Family.com on September 28, 2009.
In Western societies, it is commonplace to expect a child to breastfeed for six months to a …

The Beauty of Breastfeeding: An Interview with Photographer Christine Santos
Thursday, 17 Apr, 2014 – 3:22 | 2 Comments

In May 2013, a Kickstarter campaign was launched to raise funds for an innovative art exhibit featuring the work of photographer Christine Santos: “Nursing is Natural … Naturally Beautiful.” This exhibit was intended to revolutionize …

API Announces New Attached Family Edition: “Voices of Breastfeeding” Double Issue
Wednesday, 16 Apr, 2014 – 4:42 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, Editor of Attached Family magazine, API’s Publications Coordinator, and an API Leader (Hastings, Nebraska, USA)
The core of Attachment Parenting is responding with sensitivity.
API recognizes that breastfeeding can be difficult in our society. …

Navigating Military Life with API’s Eight Principles of Parenting
Thursday, 10 Apr, 2014 – 3:00 | 3 Comments

By Kathryn Abbott, API Leader. Kathryn led an API Support Group in Skagit County, WA, in 2011-2012 and then served as a Co-Leader for San Diego County API in 2012-2013. She plans to start a new …

40 Percent of Children Miss Out on the Parenting Needed to Succeed in Life
Wednesday, 9 Apr, 2014 – 6:07 | No Comment

Press release issued March 21, 2014, by the University of Bristol.
Four in 10 babies don’t develop the strong emotional bonds–what psychologists call “secure attachment”–with their parents that are crucial to success later in life. Disadvantaged children …

API Cofounders Featured in Parenting with Presence Summit
Thursday, 3 Apr, 2014 – 4:48 | No Comment

World peace, for many, may seem like an unattainable ideal. Not so for families finding support through Attachment Parenting International (API), whose research-backed parenting approach promotes healthy relationships rooted in nonviolent communication and respectful interactions, …

Pocket Full of Feelings: An Interview with co-creator Dr. Ann Corwin
Tuesday, 1 Apr, 2014 – 3:50 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, API’s publications coordinator, managing editor of Attached Family magazine and an API Leader (Hastings, Nebraska, USA).
 
Part of the core of Attachment Parenting is teaching our children about emotions—what they’re feeling and what …

Strengthening Secure Attachment Through Food
Friday, 28 Mar, 2014 – 5:20 | No Comment

By Kelly Bartlett, author of Encouraging Words For Kids, certified positive discipline educator and Attachment Parenting International Leader (API of Portland, Oregon, USA), www.kellybartlett.net. Originally published in the “Feeding Our Children” 2009 issue of Attached …

Feeding the Whole Family: An Interview with Cynthia Lair of Cookus Interruptus
Wednesday, 26 Mar, 2014 – 5:14 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, API’s publications coordinator, managing editor of Attached Family magazine and an API Leader (Hastings, Nebraska, USA). Originally published in the “Feeding Our Children” 2009 issue of Attached Family.
My mother has a PhD …

Manage Your Emotions: How to Cool Down Before You Blow Up
Friday, 14 Mar, 2014 – 7:42 | No Comment

By Kassandra Brown, parent coach in private practice at ParentCoaching.org.
Your baby is crying at 3 a.m. It’s not the first time tonight you’ve gotten out of bed to answer her call and offer her your …