There’s an interesting interview today over at Salon about breastfeeding.
It’s related to a book – “Unbuttoned: Women open up about the pleasures, pains and politics of breast-feeding,” an anthology of stories from women about their experiences of breastfeeding.
The interview is definitely worth reading if you are about to get into breastfeeding.
I especially like this excerpt :
“Woman are constantly told that breast is best — and we definitely believe that it is — but also believe that women go into breast-feeding believing that because it is “natural” it will also come naturally. And for many women it doesn’t. We breast-fed six children between us, and within those experiences faced just about every hiccup imaginable — starting with C-section deliveries, premature or very ill newborns, breast infections, low milk supply, trying to breastfeed while going back to work.
Our hope is that readers, no matter what their experiences, will find essays that really capture what they felt, what they feared, what they hoped, so that they can see they aren’t alone.”
This is exactly what Gina, our lactation consultant also says.