Spiritual Birth posts about breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding: A Learnt Mammalian Behaviour

This is just a quick post to fill in the gap between our First Kwazulunatal (KZN) Birth and the Twin Birth Story , which I am busy composing.

The day after I arrived on the farm after attending the birth of the twins in Cape Town, twin lambs were born to the pet mother sheep that lives in the back garden. We checked on the lambs after about twelve hours and found them to be quite weak. They did attempt to suckle from the mother sheep’s teat, while we watched, but she was having none of it, and moved away or butted them away from her mildly swollen udder. Although she bleated for them, she was clearly uncomfortable the minute they reached for her teats or attempted to suckle. If we had left them Continue reading

Breastfeeding: The Bigger Picture

A baby breastfeeding after birth
Is breastfeeding as natural as we take it to be? In her book,The Natural Baby, Janet Balaskas states that ‘Breastfeeding is the natural way to feed your baby’. The female anatomy, exquisitely curved and infinitely attractive to the human eye, is biologically built for reproduction. Breasts, so beguilingly positioned Continue reading