Once carried and breastfed always practicing

Not always does it work, for many people and for so many others it does work perfectly. When knowledgeable and used properly
When I grew up in Zimbabwe I did not know better than that life I saw in the village. The only times I did spent in the city were only those moments when I went to secondary school. It was busy so I did not learn much about the city.
When my little twin brothers were born I was 5 years old. My #mom had me as her big girl who also could help her carrying the twins. Working in the field carrying one of them.
I did not know better. I could not say no as that life seemed normal to me.
My father worked in the city and came to the village every end of the month. I started primary school when I was like 7 years. My mom was now able to move around with the twins.
I have seen my mom breastfeeding several times and I mastered that.

When my brothers were like 2 years old, my mom gave birth to a girl, mt little sister.
She is now a mom and just like our mom she does #breastfeed and practice babywearing cosleeping and washable nappies
I am definitely proud for her.💗 The bottom line of my story being.: it takes generations to adopt the same habits or a way of living.
For us we see #breastfeeding and babywearing as part of a daily life where no one needs to be rewarded or behave like a mafia.

Africans, the ones still living the real African life, do practise #naturalparenting. They do not write books nor do any reasearch of excisting and onbvious way of living. They do not need discussions whether to breastfeed or not. Whether to practise this in public or not.

They do follow their instincts. So their baby’s and next generation.

Published by Humansbonded

Muchaheta was now living in the Netherlands, far away from home and her extended family. Perhaps it was the distance or the time away from her roots that led her down a path to reconciling her traditionally African approach to child rearing with the new modern European scientifically tested advice she was consistently receiving. In doing so she began to craft out a unique path for herself and her growing family.

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