As my little girl in the photo is coming up to five years old, I thought I’d share again one of the first moments of meeting her and how it still makes me feel now…..
This is a photo of my first ever feed. What do you see (apart from the carefully placed ‘x’ to preserve my daughter’s modesty)? A loving first moment between a new mother and her baby? Yet another lactivist exposing herself and wanting to show off how great she is?
This photo doesn’t make me feel good. It makes me cringe. Not because of my greasy hair, man arms or post baby belly. Because, knowing what I know now, it is no wonder I had the difficulties I did with breastfeeding.
Save The Children have brought out a document which promotes breastmilk as a superfood, specifically colostrum. Colostrum is bloody marvellous stuff. “The most potent immune system booster known to science”. Of course it is – it comes out of a woman (feminist hippy, get back in your cage!) They have estimated that 830,000 infant deaths could be avoided if they…
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