I was asked by the lovely woman behind The Breastfeeding Experience blog to contribute something to the site. Although flattered, I told her that I hadn’t overcome any particular adversity (really, nothing more than a plugged duct) and that my breastfeeding story was really as pedestrian and dull as they come.
But then I realized I could credit the people who helped me make my story so “dull”: my mom, my husband, my doula, and my friend Heidi.
So that’s what I did.
Please take a look and check back when the site goes live on Mother’s Day, May 10. The purpose of the blog is neatly explained with this summary: It’s the 21st century, and we’ve forgotten how to nurse. A woman may never see a breastfeeding baby until she’s faced with her own hungry child.
Breastfeeding is a learned skill, and you learn it from other women. Here, in this space, we’ll share our stories. We’ll make sure no one has to learn this alone again.