The Healing Power of Milk

Part 1 of 2 – The Donor

Mother’s Milk that is! When I became pregnant I knew that I wanted to have a home birth and that I would breastfeed.  Actually I knew that I would do a home birth before I became pregnant. I even had my midwife picked out. At the time I didn’t know anyone who had a homebirth or that had breastfed. I didn’t do research around scientific benefits. I just knew I hated hospitals, didn’t want any drugs, and wanted my baby to be born in the comfort of home, not a sterile environment. For me it just seemed like the natural thing to do. Of course nothing went the way I had planned.  Little did I know at the time that breastfeeding would transform my life.  Continue reading