This was a week packed with firsts. I called 999 for an ambulance. My wife was hospitalised. Baby Ivy laughed. A nice balance there, then.
There’s no denying that the female body is an amazingly adaptive and awesome force of nature when it comes to childbirth. But just when you’re relieved the summit of the climb that is pregnancy has been reached, birthing has been battled and won and breastfeeding is going great, it can all go wrong.
One in 10 women will suffer from mastitis
, swollen or inflamed breast tissue, when breastfeeding. My wife has managed to thwart the odds and get it twice – once in each boob. But who said breastfeeding was meant to be easy, right?