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Breast-feeding practice has an important medical and socio-cultural role. Breast-feeding has been given much attention by religions and taboos, folklore, and misconception abound around it making it a topic of genuine curiosity. This paper aims at expanding the spectrum of folklore associated with breast-feeding.
On the day after I gave birth, a lactation consultant visited me in the hospital. They were not, she observed, very large. Did they grow a lot during pregnancy?
Troy never rooted well and had a weak suck from birth; he never matured past a developmental age of 2 months. His mother perservered with breastfeeding and pumping, determined that her baby would have nothing but mamma milk. Mary remarked that she never kissed Troy; she remembered thinking how odd that was, as she had devoured her first baby with kisses.
Skip to: Main Navigation Main Content. New mothers are bombarded with advice on what is and isn't safe, but some experts argue important breastfeeding messages are often obscured by overly cautious advice. Unrealistic expectations of nursing mothers make the lactation expert "cranky", as she believes they cause unnecessary anxiety and can lead women to give up on breastfeeding because it's all too difficult.
Megan opened her eyes and stared at the ceiling of her sunlit room. She stretched her arms out as she yawned, contemplating if she should go back to sleep. She got her answer from her growling stomach and rolled out of bed. Looking at the clock, she saw that it was PM.