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What do Returning War Veterans and Stay-At-Home Moms Have in Common? And How Can we Help?

If you haven’t read Sebastion Junger’s latest piece in Vanity Fair, The Never-Ending War: The Bonds of Battle, you must. Especially if you care about the veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. I’ve long had a passion for war literature and the psychology of men and women who put themselves on the front lines both as journalists and soldiers, but I was shocked that Junger’s well-researched theory about why returning war veterans struggle with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) might be the same reason many new moms suffer from post-partum depression.

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Achy Breaky Breastfeeding Boobs (Gestation: 14 Weeks, Two Days)

Today at the Pump Station in Santa Monica, the epicenter of breastfeeding worship, Sage, the counter matron, (okay, maybe her name wasn’t that New Agey – it might’ve been Peg), asked pointedly over my brand new Pump-In-Style breast pump just

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