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Elizabeth Pantley, author of the 'No-Cry Solution' book series
Just as your baby is an important part of your life, he is also important to others. People who care about your baby are bonded to you and your child in a special way that invites their counsel. Knowing this may give you a reason to handle the interference gently, in a way that leaves everyone’s feelings intact.

"He is just breastfeeding for comfort."

Many of us have heard (or read) these words.  So many of the bestselling baby books will write about the importance of breastfeeding on a schedule and only talk about the ‘hunger’ aspect of breastfeeding or the ‘thirst’ aspect.  What the baby scheduling and sleep books fail to discuss though, is the variety of other reasons a baby, toddler or child will want and/or need to breastfeed, which have nothing to do with hunger or thirst."


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16 October, 2014 at 19:36
Intact Australia
Circumcision started in the western world during the masturbation hysteria of the Victorian Era, when doctors circumcised boys to punish them for masturbating. Victorian doctors knew ...
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Eva Van Strijp
  Toilet training, like teething, is one of those milestones that most mums aren’t terribly excited about. Unlike, crawling, walking, talking, both teething ...
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