Originally Posted by Lynn
That is an amazing story. What an experience for a 19yo young woman!
As a mom who nursed a child to age four ... I can relate so strongly to the emotional centering that breastfeeding gives a child. When I see weaned toddlers absolutely melt down with frustration, fury, terror ... I wish so badly that they could still reconnect with that safe place that a nursing child finds so easily at the breast.
As a white American who has traveled extensively in Asia, I can also relate to the experience of being the completely different-looking center of curious but suspicious attention. It must have made you feel so included, somehow, to have this child on your lap as she nursed. There's a statement in there about our common humanity that I am going to carry in my heart today. Thank you for sharing that story.