Category «Breastfeeding»

Gentle Mother-led Weaning

Letting Go First you hold them like a secret you only suspect is true. Then soft knockings from within tap out messages for you. Slowly the body allows escape, you hold them in your arms, dazed and milky, full of love, pledged to defend from harm. Then you  hold them to your heart and put …

The Wasted Hour

We’re mammals. We like to ignore this most of the time, but when you attend births, it’s something which is impossible to forget. And like all mammals, we’ve been programmed to perform an elaborate bonding dance in the first hour after birth, often referred to as The Golden Hour*. During this time, babies are primed …