https://www.thestranger.com/features/feature/2015/08/26/22755273/the-more-i-learn-about-breast-milk-the-more-amazed-i-am Before I had my daughter, I wasn’t particularly interested in mother’s milk. Now I’m literally awake at night thinking about it. To produce breast milk, mothers melt their own body fat. Are you with me? We literally dissolve parts of ourselves, starting with gluteal-femoral fat, aka our butts, and turn it into liquid toContinue reading “The More I Learn About Breast Milk, the More Amazed I Am”
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I prepared so much for my baby that I forgot to prepare for my own transformation
https://www.mother.ly/life/i-prepared-so-much-for-my-baby-that-i-forgot-to-prepare-for-my-own-transformation “She’s been wailing so much and it breaks my heart to see her like this” I recently complained to my mother, choking back my own tears. She laughed and said, “Well, she’s a baby. You’re a mom now. And your heart will break over and over again every time she’s in pain.” I suppose that sums upContinue reading “I prepared so much for my baby that I forgot to prepare for my own transformation”
How Men’s Bodies Change When they Become Fathers
https://parenting.nytimes.com/health/fatherhood-mens-bodies As an anthropologist who studies human fatherhood at the University of Oxford, I’ve run up against a widespread and deeply ingrained belief among fathers: that because their bodies haven’t undergone the myriad biological changes associated with pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding, they’re not as biologically and psychologically “primed” for caretaking as women are. As aContinue reading “How Men’s Bodies Change When they Become Fathers”
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