Tuesday, 15 March 2011
While discussing possible contraceptive methods with my midwife
we decided that, not wanting to muck around with powerful hormones, the LAM Method was what would suit me best.
In order for it to be truly effective I would need to practise the Seven Standards of Ecological Breastfeeding.
Brace yourself when reading this. Apparently this involves lots of babywearing (something I thought only hippies did until Blossom had her first colic episode two nights ago), co-sleeping (my thoughts on this here), and they even go as far as to suggest that not even a stroller should come between mother and baby.
I've gotta say that I've never done the whole attachment parenting thing. Seriously, as a concept, it goes against the ultimate goal of parenting in the first place, which is: creating independent human beings.
But, I've had to learnt to be flexible this time. Blossom seems intent on carving her own path in life and not following in her brother's footsteps. This is something I would encourage as much as I possibly could - if she wasn't keeping me on MY toes...