Tag Archives: breastfeeding

Grandmas and Breastfeeding in Antiquity and Beyond

One of the great pleasures of working in academia is to collaborate with people from different disciplines. Over the last eighteen months, I have had the great privilege to work with sociologist Heather Trickey (@HeatherTrickey) and consultant midwife Julia Sanders … Continue reading

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Switzerland: a cheese-island in a sea of milk

Switzerland must be the worst country for vegans or people afflicted with any milk-related intolerance/allergy. I have been eating dairy literally at every single meal for a week now, which is far from my usual diet. Add to this the … Continue reading

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Nursing dolly

Over the last few weeks, I have been working on a new project, which is really exciting. Together with other members of staff at Cardiff University, we are planning an event for the National Eisteddfod of Wales, which is a … Continue reading

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Breastmilk and other bodily fluids

UK news have been awash with breastfeeding this last week. A mum of a 12-week old baby was told to cover up while nursing at posh hotel Claridge’s. This was followed by a media frenzy, with commentators on both sides of the … Continue reading

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She-Wolf

Today Big Boy T and I went to Ostia Antica, the ruins of the harbour of Rome. I thought I would blog about the midwife Scribonia Attica (second century CE), whose tomb is supposed to be somewhere in Ostia. Let’s just say … Continue reading

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Nanny care

Posted 24 hours after writing… As I am writing this, I am on the train from Fribourg (Switzerland) to Geneva airport. The landscape is absolutely breath-taking. The grass is particularly green and the sun is shining (which makes it very … Continue reading

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Milky love

 So I have not blogged for a month. I guess I have been a bit busy juggling family life and full-time academic work. Baby G. and Big-Boy T. have also decided that they would celebrate the Summer Solstice for a … Continue reading

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