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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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Hannah’s Story: Infant Reflux
Friday, 19 Dec, 2008 – 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
Thursday, 18 Dec, 2008 – 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
Wednesday, 17 Dec, 2008 – 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
Wednesday, 17 Dec, 2008 – 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
Monday, 15 Dec, 2008 – 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. …

Research Discourages Forward-Facing Buggies
Friday, 12 Dec, 2008 – 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 …

OpposingViews.com Argues Public Breastfeeding
Friday, 12 Dec, 2008 – 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
Thursday, 4 Dec, 2008 – 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 …

Breastfeeding and Co-sleeping in a Critical Culture
Thursday, 4 Dec, 2008 – 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 …

Dear Editor: Confused By Crying Article
Wednesday, 26 Nov, 2008 – 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 …

Discipline Begins at Birth
Saturday, 8 Nov, 2008 – 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 …

Discovering On-Demand Breastfeeding
Saturday, 8 Nov, 2008 – 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 …

Baby Sign Language as an Attachment Tool
Saturday, 8 Nov, 2008 – 14:37 | No Comment

By Linda Acredo, PhD, and Susan Goodwyn, PhD, co-founders of the Baby Signs® Program
Lisa Smith, a young mother of two little girls, was at her wits end, and very worried. She knew enough about child …