An inspiring collection of real-life stories of breastfeeding that celebrates the joy this closest of relationships can bring, even when there are challenges to overcome. ...after a year of breastfeeding, I can honestly say that it's been an overwhelmingly positive experience. It's made me feel deeply connected to my baby, and also to other mothers, it being such a worldwide, natural and ancient practice. ...we went back to the hospital to a premature baby support group and saw the community midwife who had helped me. She had tears in her eyes when she saw that I had managed to breastfeed. On the whole I've found breastfeeding easy and I enjoy it immensely; it is fabulous to feel that my body is continuing to nurture our baby. I never expected breastfeeding to be so different between different babies. But just like their personalities, the feeding experiences are very individual. I loved breastfeeding my children and look back on it as a really pleasurable time. These first-hand accounts by mothers give an insight into the reality of breastfeeding in today's society, and offer support, information and encouragement to others. Editor Susan Last is the mother of three breastfed children and a breastfeeding peer supporter.