Posts Tagged ‘neonate rooting reflex’

Aphorism LXXX

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

A photo of two weeping, bare-chested men bonding with a newborn baby deeply moves those who identify with the men. But those who identify with the baby, who has been gifted by God and nature with neonate reflexes to crawl and to root for the mother’s breast, are instead moved at the baby’s loss of the chance to nurse and to be nourished at the mother’s soft and smooth breast, and are also moved by the baby’s futile search on the hairy chests of males for these natural gifts. From the very first moment of his or her life, this child may have been denied a human benefit of natural nourishment and comfort. When the welfare of the baby comes first, this loss does not happen.

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