There is a culture that saps new mothers of their confidence. Some experts give them every indication that they should doubt themselves, that their choices are foolish and naive. I pray that changes.
Our little ones grow up so fast. Before long they are squirming out of our arms, crawling around, tottling and running away. With my first, I felt trapped under baby, but I appreciated the slower pace of a baby at the breast with the next child.
Child-led weaning, like all things, has its costs and benefits. What might surprise some people is how much the breastfeeding relationship can benefit people besides the baby.
I am so proud of you for standing here in this place that I couldn’t. I was ignorant and yielded to others, but you wielded knowledge to boldly declare your choices.
Breastfeeding has an effect on the whole family. Big kids can do so much to help and they can share in the love, too.
Birthing a baby is so daunting a task, but I wonder what it's like for the baby. Do they cry because of how tough it is on them? Thankfully, it seems like reconnecting with their mother brings everything back into balance.
Have you ever wondered how harsh and strange the world outside of the womb must be to a newborn? Imagine how loud and bright and cold it must be compared to the warm, soft dark world they knew from their first moment of consciousness.
Did you know that a newborn is sustained from one teaspoon of colostrum at a time. That's about 1/6th of the 1-2 ounces of milk the need.
I have been told that twins run in my family. That has scared me since my late teens. It got scarier when my wife was pregnant the first time.