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Alison Jones, Oxford, UK
Photo: Megan Soto
On La Leche League Meetings
I am so new to this mothering thing,
so I arrive with a little one in a sling,
and enter a room where there are mothers;
those mystical others who seem to know what to do,
I want to be like them too, so I go into the hall,
sit in a circle where it all unfolds, that feeding
is only part of putting a baby to the breast
and connections and love are the best things to think of.
So with tea and cake, I make my first steps on my journey
with La Leche League, and I feel freed, from all the stuff,
expectations, worry about not being enough,
I feel held and heard in a space that’s here for me,
and I return again and again ~ monthly, to listen
and share from my place on a chair, baby with me,
where he’s meant to be, learning together,
our path changed forever, for the better.
Alison Jones is an LLL Leader, a writer, and teacher from Oxford. She is a mother to three children, aged five, three and nine months. She is passionate about breastfeeding and advocates for women and families.
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