Ina May’s Guide to Breast Feeding
If you do not know who this woman is, I want to you to look her up! She is a BOSS. This woman has such an incredible depth of knowledge, an incredible spirit and manages to write everything in the most honest, humorous, loving way- I really cannot say enough. In a bit, I am also going to review her book, “Spiritual Midwifery” so more about Ina May herself in a bit.
This book is a complete godsend- especially for women like me who felt really prepared for breastfeeding and found it to be excruciating, who are now looking back and thinking, “what the hell happened?”
I’ve been researching on the internet, throughout other texts, etc to find the potential answers- and I am telling you, none of them covered even what she manages to nail with factual evidence and years and years of support in the first 12 pages. GENIUS! And to boot- incredibly interesting… this book is stuffed to the brim with well broken down facts about the female body, what hormones are required for proper bonding and feeding and how they are directly linked to the steps of natural labor, facts about breastfeeding worldwide, more and more interesting facts about female bodies- it’s super neat! Also, there is a MASSIVE resource chapter at the end of the book- as well as the last bit, humorously and yet with great honesty, tackles the ridiculous issue which this country faces more than nearly anywhere else, which is (as she has deemed it) “nipplephobia.”
A great book of truth, wisdom and hope for the present and future, this is an absolute must for any Mom and even any Dad- that’s right dudes, I have confidence you guys would dig this too- who have a child, one on the way or are in any stage of their parenting life. 5 freaking stars.
A little bit about my credentials. I have successfully raised 3 children; 2 boys & 1 girl. They are almost 30 now and 2 have children of their own. I currently live with a 4 yr. old.
This blog is the result of not only living with a young child again, but is also from a recent conversation I’ve had. Yes indeed, I have little nuggets of wisdom to share.
Thank you for all who will join in the conversation of this blog. I am not here to preach AT you, but to share with you what I learned from raising kids, first as part of a couple, and later as a single parent. The core truths are the same no matter what the makeup of your families are.