Nine Honey claims to be the leading women’s website. If this is what is leading women, I have just one thing to say: Astray! These two articles (above) caught my attention over the weekend (July 2019). The first ‘explores’ the dangers of breastmilk sharing. It does not address the commodification of women or the awesomeness … More Honey Honey
Originally posted on Full Cream:
When my fourth baby was born, a friend gifted me a vintage 2nd edition copy of ‘The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding’. First published by La Leche International in 1963, this book was revolutionary. At a time when breastfeeding was widely considered old-fashioned and distasteful in Western cultures, and mothers were…
GUEST POST by Kim Lock – Breastfeeding: Promote or Protect? Kim Lock, pictured with her youngest in 2012, is the author of three novels, and is currently working on her fourth (I can’t wait! She is one of my favourite authors). She is a long time advocate of women’s rights – particularly in breastfeeding. Explore more … More Why we shouldn’t promote breastfeeding.
I see paid articles, giving advice Thinly veiled to sell, falsely nice And I think to myself what a confusing world I see ads selling bras with near naked bods Public breastfeeding frowned, but this get the nods And I think to myself what a confusing world The politicians are ignoring our polluting way No … More What a Confusing World
breast milk spattered headboard baby nestled in my arms together. asleep.
For years I dreamt of motherhood. Everywhere I looked, there were pregnant women and mothers. I was an aunty. Being an Aunty is great. Until you want to be a Mother. My heart would wrench as I watched my beautiful nieces reach up to my sister and wrap their arms around her neck. I longed … More The Tenacious Breastfeeder
When I first became pregnant, I assumed I would breastfeed for at least 12 months. Most people I knew had breastfeed about that long (or less), I had been breastfeed for 14 months alongside my twin. I grew up with stories of how we would ‘drive by feed’, as my mum would be feeding one … More The Natural Age of Weaning
This post originates here. “At the hospital they told me I have to…” Why is it that I am still fielding questions beginning like this! Whether it is an intervention in the lead up to birth, during birth or post birth, questions starting with this set off alarm bells. The main problem is that we … More Never Assume Anything!
Looking back, with the power of Hindsight. The Journey into Motherhood, the change, the transition. A desire to support others through their transition.
This is Real. … More If You Knew Then What You Know Now…
This is Truby King (1 April 1858 – 10 February 1938). There once was a Man Named King Some his praises they sing But the babies just cried, The mothers were fried And it passed* as another Fad Thing. *Only….there are still some who would have you follow the Truby King ways. This outdated method … More King of the Babies: Mothering in the 40’s and 50’s