Best Feeding: The Modern Fairy Tale

Best Feeding: The Modern Fairy Tale

The fairytale is this: there’s a pregnant mother daydreaming of her round-faced baby suckling on her enlarged breast and then drifting off to a deep and restful sleep. She knows that breast is best; she of course, will do what’s best. Months later, the new mother sits with that round-faced baby in her arms. But, instead of suckling and drifting off to sleep, there are tears and frustration. They find themselves in a cold, dark forest. Ok, maybe it’s not a real forest, but that’s how it can feel for the woman struggling to feed her infant.

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When the best labor support is doing nothing

When the best labor support is doing nothing

The hardest thing for a partner to do when they see their partner in pain is to give them space and ‘do nothing’.  Now when I say ‘do nothing’ you are really doing what is needed right then.  Here are some things to consider in the birthing room.

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