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 …

SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT, SELF SOOTHING AND ‘GOOD’ BABIES: WHY WE NEED TO STOP SETTING MOTHERS UP TO FAIL

https://raisedgood.com/sleep-through-night-self-soothing-good-babies-stop-setting-mothers-to-fail/ “Is he sleeping through the night?” asks a stranger. “She’s too clingy. You really need to stop picking her up.” says a friend. “Is she a good baby?” asks a woman at the park. “He should be self-soothing by now. Consolidated sleep is critical for healthy brain development.” proclaims a sleep trainer. “You’re creating …

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 …