Four a.m. is a bit early to be rustling through the Halloween candy. While normally I go for SweetTarts and the like, a Heath bar is the perfect accompaniment for morning coffee. Chocolate is a breakfast candy. I’m up early due to my weird-ass hospital schedule. But today, I am awake early because I am teensy-tiny bit excited too. I always wake up early the day Exterminating Angel Press publishes a new edition.
When Tod Davies, the editor, announced that this edition would be themed ‘children’, I got real excited that this would be a great time to talk about boobs. Of course. Since starting at the hospital I have spent, no kidding, hours and hours learning about breastmilk and the incomparable benefits to child health. What I have noticed is that it creeps people out. They don’t like to hear about that part of my job or my workday. And why is that? Why do they make that gaggy-face? I knew this when I had my own kids and fed them full-on mammal style. Now that I say the word ‘breastmilk’ no less than 150 times a day, it’s become even more apparent.
In this edition of Exterminating Angel Press, I take a look at breastfeeding and child heath. It’s supposed to be a readable discussion of benefits and attitudes for a general audience. Ideally, it will help desensitize a good number of people to the word ‘breastmilk’. More likely though, it will creep people out and they will pass over it in the Table of Contents. I hope you don’t. Grab a pillowcase of candy, some coffee and pull up a chair to talk about boobies.
Oh, I am pretty excited too, that EAP added me to the list of authors on their ‘About Us’ page. I hope that means they let me write more.