In this short work, M. Zapp offers meditations for breastfeeding moms who struggle with the let down reflex. The frustrations of let down issues can have a huge impact on the continuation of your breastfeeding. Don't miss this introductory guide to helping your body do its work for your baby! With a foreword by Bea Rowell, RM, LM, CPM, a licensed midwife of 14 years and owner of Labor of Love Birth Center. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Breastfeeding can be a dream experience of bonding with your baby. It can also be a painful, frustrating nightmare that results in both new moms and old hands at breastfeeding throwing in the towel and going for the formula. And sometimes that's just what is necessary. If it seems like your nursing issues aren't the typical ones, or that your milk is drying up, it's possible you're suffering from let down issues. While this book doesn't diagnose what breastfeeding issues you may be having, it does offer a method to aid your body in the let down reflex. Based on the intimate connection between the mind, the body, and your baby's affect on both, it utilizes relaxation techniques you likely learned in prenatal classes and implements them in different ways. At the time of this publication, the author is a mother of five, ages 7 and under. She breastfed all of her children, with greater and lesser success, and discovered these meditations while attempting to find a way to relax in the midst of her busy (and loud) family life.
The Leahy family of Wind River, Nebraska had managed to preserve traditions that had died long before generations of their ancestors had even been born. However, one son Patrick-an anarchist certainly-defied the fate his family had prescribed for him. He chose a university not on the list of those certified by his predecessors. His family members mumbled and grumbled in confusion and amazement. As if this bit of caprice were not enough, Patrick took an even bolder step after graduation. He moved to Thailand, precisely half way around the world, allegedly to teach English as a second language to Thai and Chinese students. He could not be further from his place of origin. A Mother's Gift is the story of his humorous adventure of a lifetime.This was a journey, which put him squarely in the crosshairs of surprise and incredulity. Such was the unusual nature of this new culture that he quickly appreciated what his peers told him: "everything you have ever learned was wrong". As Patrick began to gain some footing, he could not begin to anticipate that the greatest astonishment of all was yet to come.
Female readers will readily embrace this gentle yet strong exploration of the power of motherhood. Helen Burns confides that "every prayer I prayed, every bedtime story I read, every tear I kissed away, every encouraging word I spoke, every promise I kept, every memory I made -- all of these things truly mattered."