Birth Photographer Leilani Rogers created the Breastfeeding Awareness Project, which involves breastfeeding photography in the hopes of making breastfeeding a normal part of life in our culture. She shares a bit about her project and some beautiful images with us in this article.
Midwifery Today Issue 101, Spring 2012 Theme: Breastfeeding The breastfeeding relationship can be riddled with all sorts of emotions. From incorrect information regarding milk supply to the delicate balance of hormones including oxytocin, this stage in a woman’s life can be emotional, challenging, beautiful, uncomfortable, blissful, rewarding, and sometimes controversial. In this issue of Midwifery Today, you will share in the emotions of some of the personal breastfeeding stories as well as gain insight into the difficult situations of incarcerated mothers, the birthing conditions in Darfur, Sudan, the process of breast milk sharing and other interesting topics written by our contributors. Enjoy! Buy This Issue Departments Poetry From the Editor Networking Tricks of the Trade Marion’s Message Media Reviews News Classified Advertising Calendar Photo Album Midwifery Today Biological Nurturing: The Laid-back Breastfeeding Revolution—Suzanne Colson Breastfeeding Milla—Angela Worthington The Role of the Shy Hormone in Breastfeeding—Michel Odent Whatever Turn My Birthing May Take—Care Messer Midwives: Guardians of Nature’s Design—Kimberly Durdin Adapting Birth Services for Incarcerated Mothers— Vicki Elson with Marianne Bullock Kangaroo Care—Kim Wildner The Two Faces of Postdate Pregnancies—Mimi Pothaar Growth As an Industry: How Can We Become Our Best Selves?—Jodilyn Owen Meeting the Need: Building Communities of Lactation Support—Angelique
A look at how the hormone oxytocin behaves similarly to a shy person “who does not appear among strangers or observers.
An apprentice midwife takes a critical look at our sexualized culture and defends the right to breastfeed in public.
The author makes the case for a connection between natural, unmedicated birth and trouble-free breastfeeding, with a mother’s confidence in her innate abilities being the key to success in both areas.