Browsing the "Breastfeeding" Tag

Elegy for My Magical Milk-Producing Breasts

April 6th, 2021 | by Erica Hoffmeister

I hear the platitudes: you’re going to miss these days. Despite years of correcting assumptions about my never-baby-fever, I begin wondering if the adage is, in fact, accurate. I’ve lit myself on fire with feeling guilty for my inability to revel in the moment. I just want it to end.


Milk: An Excerpt from THE NIGHT LAKE

March 25th, 2021 | by Liz Tichenor

The breast pump had arrived that afternoon, the Monday after Fritz died, at the same time as a stout flat-rate box of hand-me-down clothes from my cousin, who I later heard felt horrible about the timing, having mailed the package when Fritz was still alive


When the Monsters Live in Mom’s Closet

August 31st, 2020 | by Lauren Tanabe

After months of attempting every contortion that existed in the space between her mouth and my breast, it became clear that if I wanted her to have my milk (and this, I knew I needed), it would have to be pumped, squeezed, and wrung out of me


In so many blinks of an eye

March 9th, 2020 | by Zhenya Bourova

It is 8.46am when I see you for the first time, impossibly small and slick with blood as they hand you to me in the operating theatre.


The Tooth

October 24th, 2019 | by Marisol Cortez

If the heroine is cautious or follows the rules, she remains a Good Girl, unchanged--end of story. But if she is a Birth Warrior, she does the One Forbidden Thing


Who Needs the Diagnosis?

September 19th, 2019 | by Jericho Vincent

1 in 7 mothers experiences postpartum depression. And yet, naming it still makes me uneasy. Women used to be given the diagnosis of "Hysteria" if their minds or bodies rebelled.


On Weaning

May 27th, 2019 | by Kira Garcia

My son arrived via c-section after an astonishingly easy DIY queer conception and a much more complicated birth. He emerged



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