Tag Archives: Breastfeeding

A Tale of Two Brothers, Jaundice, and Autism

I’ve been meaning to post on the topic of jaundice for a while, but I’ve finally been spurred to do this by a recent post at Left Brain / Right Brain. That post gave a nice summary of the current … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding, Autism, and Mobile Phone Masts

I stopped breastfeeding my son at 14 months, after multiple futile efforts to stop him biting. It’s possible that the enormous difficulty I had, was related to his autism, since he couldn’t read my face: My tears and cries of … Continue reading

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Less than a Mother, in the World of Oughtisms

One of the consequences of having an autistic child, was being left with the feeling that I am less than his mother: That I am his babysitter, teacher, therapist. I am all these positions and carry the responsibilities that come … Continue reading

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