“When a child is born, a mother is also born. Into a brand new day-to-day, a whole new life. She’s thrown into an existence one cannot prepare for in advance. It’s as if a line is put down, a line separating the before and the now.”
Becoming a Mother is a small book about the biggest experience in the world. Oda Weider-Krog writes about the all-consuming time during the child’s first year, the demanding and the emotional, and the intoxicating feeling of getting to know your child. How many hours does a child need to be breastfed? Are there other mothers out there longing for some alone time and sleep? With warmth and humour she writes about the first months as a new mother, about breastfeeding and blocked milk ducts, changing diapers and endless nights awake, about loneliness, longing and doubt, falling in love and bottomless love – all these precious moments and the chaotic feelings that arrive together when you become a mother.
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