The Circle of Milk

My breastfeeding journey started when I was a child. When I was four, my mother gave birth to my younger sister, and breastfed her until she was one. My mother has always been an advocate for breastfeeding, and was never shy about breastfeeding in front of anyone, in any setting. My first memory of seeing…

Five things you might not know about breastmilk

Happy World Breastfeeding Week everyone! To celebrate, here are some knowledge nuggets about breastmilk. 1. The milk is not just the milk. Back when Finley was tiny, I spent almost as much time telling people about breastfeeding as I did actually breastfeeding. Being an Aspie mum, I didn’t always read the room. One time I told…

Since becoming a mother I…

Since becoming a mother I care a lot about the rights of mothers*. I have had an amazing breastfeeding journey** and I want every mother to have the resources to meet her breastfeeding goals. I am very keen to delve into this at some point in the future. I don’t like the pressure that is…

Motherhood Diaries #3: Breastfeeding a nine-month old

Early on, I noticed that the age milestones doubled in length each time. There is the newborn phase — six weeks. Then there is the end of the fourth trimester — three months.  Then there is the six month milestone. And the next milestone isn’t until 12 months. “That’s not right,” said TLO when I…