The More I Learn About Breast Milk, the More Amazed I Am

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 to …

MAMA, YOUR BABY NEEDS YOU. IT’S THAT SIMPLE (AND THAT HARD)

https://raisedgood.com/mama_baby_needs_you_simple_hard/ Mama, I see you crying in the shower. I hear your thoughts as they mislead you into believing that you’re failing. I sense your fear. Your worries. Your uncertainty. Your overwhelm. Your grief. Your yearning for the life you’ve left behind.⠀ And I see something else. I see you holding your baby as your …

MOM TALK: MY SURROGACY JOURNEY

http://www.mothermag.com/surrogacy/ **Trigger warning. Story includes mention of a 24-week loss. Like new mother Jennifer Talesfore so eloquently details in her essay below, surrogacy is a practice often shrouded in mystery and judgement. We hope reading her touching personal narrative of love, loss, and hope brings a better understanding to the families going through the surrogacy …