January 17 2021

By: Jackie Naginey Hook
Monday, January 17, 2022

As I said last week, I was once a La Leche League leader helping mothers with their breastfeeding relationships with their children. So many times mothers were conflicted about how to best meet the needs of their babies. Books and well-meaning others told them one thing, but their body, mind, spirit and emotions told them something else. Because I had two strong-willed children, they made it abundantly clear to me what their needs were and I chose to respond to them instead of following the direction of books and others. I believe grief is strong-willed too. Nurturing one step at a time means reading grief’s cues and responding to them with some kind of nourishment in each moment. That can be done in countless ways.

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