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Ten Concepts: The Natural Thing Mothers' Stories

Alison Jones, Oxford, UK Photo: Megan Soto 10 Concepts: The Natural Thing La Leche League is founded on a philosophy summarized in ten concept statements which all LLL Leaders hold dear. In a series of poems Alison puts her interpretation of our beliefs into verse. Here is the fourth. Concept four: Human milk is the natural food for babies, uniquely meeting their changing needs.   The Natural Thing Human milk’s...

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Anna Bondareva Mothers' Stories

Alison Jones, Oxford, UK Photo: Anna Bondareva 10 Concepts: The Early Years La Leche League is founded on a philosophy summarized in ten concept statements which all LLL Leaders hold dear. In a series of poems Alison puts her interpretation of our beliefs into verse. Here is the third. Concept three: In the early years the baby has an intense need to be with his mother which is as...

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Ten Concepts: Making Milk Mothers' Stories

Alison Jones, Oxford, UK Image: Joshua Raven 10 Concepts: Making milk La Leche League is founded on a philosophy summarized in ten concept statements which all LLL Leaders hold dear. In a series of poems Alison puts her interpretation of our beliefs into verse. Here is the second. Concept two: Mother and baby need to be together early and often to establish a satisfying relationship and an adequate milk...

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Elizabeth Stanley Mothers' Stories

Alison Jones, Oxford, UK Photo: Elizabeth Stanley   Ten concepts: mothering through breastfeeding La Leche League is founded on a philosophy summarized in ten concept statements which all LLL Leaders hold dear. In a series of poems Alison puts her interpretation of our beliefs into verse. Here is the first one. 1. Mothering through breastfeeding is the most natural and effective way of understanding and satisfying the needs...

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Connections Mothers' Stories

Alison Jones, Oxford, UK Photo: Alison & Edith by Daisy Simonet A poem about connections between mother and child.  Connections Your loving arms are all the charms I need when you keep me close, feed me at the breast, I won’t protest if you hold me all the time, I’m yours and you’re mine, we are together, finding our way through this journey, at the beginning...

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A Shout Out for the Mothers: Mother’s Day Poem Mothers' Stories

Alison Jones, Oxford, UK Photo: Teresa Pitman, daughter-in-law Ali (pregnant with Walter), and Dexter by Snap Photo Studio Mother’s Day poem   A Shout Out for the Mothers Give me a shout for all the mothers, biological and others, who do the mothering thing, who feed and nurture and cook and look up everything, to make their right choices, in a cacophony of voices that would...

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Breasts Mothers' Stories

Alison Jones, Oxford, UK Photo: Linnea Weikleenget   Breasts Here on my chest are these things called breasts, I spent many years waiting for them to appear, a sign of womanhood clear to see, a curvaceous indication of puberty and attainment of the adult state, I got them late. Flea bites, gnat bites, two poached eggs, it seemed as if the concept had grown legs...

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