This little pearl of wisdom has been an invaluable component of my mommy toolkit over the last five years. It's been a steady and comforting rule for me, as my daughter has raised questions about death and war, injustice and sacrifice.
Yet when I placed my mommy trust in this golden snippet of clarity, I forgot to take into account one tiny factor: The Perils of having an Early Reader.
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It was, for want of a better word, astonishing. Personally and professionally, it tilted my world on its axis as I found my feet giving everything (and more) you might expect to providing continuity through such an intense time. On-calls and long hours and the utter joy and exhaustion that becomes your normal rhythm of existence. The by-product (see also: central aim and incredible privilege) of such an extraordinary life is the deep and enduring connection forged with women and their families, and the opportunity to help women discover a different story than the one they're so often told.
Louise and her family are one such story; memorable and beautiful as she grew and birthed her second baby; a gorgeous, healthy boy. Every woman educates a midwife, changes her a little, gives some extra or a differing perspective. But I feel that you, Louise, and your children, have left footprints on my practice, and my heart, a little more than most.
What's not to love about this giant inflatable boob, placed upon a London rooftop, against an unusually blue March sky?!
It’s a word that rings loud in the depths of every breastfeeding mother’s consciousness. Whether we have been blessed with it or not, each and every one of us refuses to take it for granted. We know the significance of breastfeeding support.
And, hardly surprisingly, a group of researchers have come to the same conclusion: breastfeeding support in any form is beneficial to women and their babies.