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Best Of The Breast And All The Rest

Best Of The Breast And All The Rest

Recently I was approached to guest blog, by a wonderful and inspirational woman called Anita Daubaras who lives in Singapore.

Like me, Anita is a mother to four young children and has a tremendous passion for parenting.  She believes that women’s bodies are designed to nourish their babies and mothers can learn to trust their bodies and their babies’ cues as they navigate parenting.  Also like me, she believes in mother-to-mother support and fosters this among fellow mums.

She herself has chosen to birth naturally, breastfeed for as long as it works for her and each of her babies, and to practice gentle parenting. However, she also believes in informed choice; every mother is individual and finds her own fit. She is committed to respecting clients’ choices as they explore, empower themselves, and work out solutions to their problems.

I loved writing the article for Anita’s site, aptly names Milk Bonds and hope that you will enjoy reading it too.

Click this link to view

http://www.birthtapestry.com/my-blog-milk-on-my-mind.html

More tomorrow… Enjoy your Friday

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About kimconstable

I am Kim: mum to the gorgeous Corey, Kai, Maya and Jack. I own and run multilingual children's company (www.rainbowgardenni.co.uk). I am passionate about ethics and upholding humanitarian values through education. Above all, I am a people person. I love human to human marketing and am insatiably curious about what drives us to do what we do and be who we are. Thank you for reading my blog. You matter to me.

2 responses »

  1. Zara Valentine

    Hi Kim, I have just read your article about breast feeding and I have to admit I went into it feeling antagonistic as I had premature twins, was very ill during my pregnancy and delivery so it was a real challenge to breastfeed. I loved reading your article, you described the wonderful experience of breast feeding and also mentioned about other options such as expressing and other people bottle feeding. I really tried to breast feed but both twins just didn’t latch on and after 2 weeks of trying I was advised to bottle feed. I expressed as much as I could (not a lot unfortunately) and bottle fed them and topped up with formula (neo-natal nurses did this). They are now 4 years old and think they can rule the world! I really agree with your article, breast is best if you can do it, if not, bottle feeding is a good alternative. Some of us can’t and I was really fortunate that I was surrounded by very supportive doctors and nurses xx

    Reply
    • Zara I can’t even imagine what it must’ve been like for you having premature twins. My births have all gone full term, been very easy with no drugs of interventions needed and my babies have all taken to the breast very easily. However, it is definitely not like this for all mothers and I think that women should be respected for whatever they choose. Usually we feel guilty enough about our choices, without the added pressure and stigma that comes with breast feeding. Sometimes I feel so sorry for bottle feeding mothers who feel that they immediately have to explain why they chose to bottle feed, as if they are doing something wrong. I just want to reach out and hug them and tell them that they’re not doing anything destructive or wrong and just to be gentle with themselves. My aim is to help those mothers that want to breastfeed, to see that there is a way that they perhaps could do it if they wanted to. I’m certainly not here to judge anyone who doesn’t want to. Breast feeding is such a sensitive issue, I was hesitant to even post it on my blog. Yet I wanted my readers to see that it can be easy if you want it to be, and it works for you. But if it doesn’t, there is no judgement here. This is an open site that welcomes everyone from every race, religion and preference. I think if we all spent a little more time supporting rather than judging each other, the world would be a much better place. Thank you again for taking the time to post. It really means a lot to me that you shared your experience. xxxxx

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