The Self-Proclaimed Breastfeeding Educationist, A Non-Activist

ac-tiv-ist (ak-tuh-vist) nounan especially active, vigorous advocate of a cause educationist (ej-oo-key-shuh-nist) noun a specialist in the theory and methods of education By the time I got home from the hospital with my son, I felt betrayed by my body in more ways than I could count: a metabolic disorder making getting pregnant difficult, a high-risk pregnancy, a 26-hour delivery, and to top it all … Continue reading The Self-Proclaimed Breastfeeding Educationist, A Non-Activist

The Power of Milk: Breastfeeding as redemption for moms who are survivors of abuse

In the beginning, I was not a fan of nursing, but I patiently kept going to meetings and nursing, hoping that I would attain some kind of strategy, or trick to make this experience more pleasant. I knew nursing was the best thing for my baby, so I kept at it.  This was one of my better decisions in those early days.  It wouldn’t be … Continue reading The Power of Milk: Breastfeeding as redemption for moms who are survivors of abuse