It’s been over two years since I pumped, and every memory of every spilled bottle haunts me to this day.

The maxim “don’t cry over spilled milk” is somewhat less applicable when it comes to breast milk! For a while, everything you do has to be checked against its effect on your milk supply, every ounce can be a struggle to make (to MAKE. with your already battered body!!), it’s literally keeping your child alive, and so linked to being a Good Mom, it’s hard not to take it really, really hard when you lose some.

(“But don’t cry over spilled milk! Yuk yuk!” yes yes yes, I know, just pass me another eight litres of water please.)

In other news, I’ll be opening commission slots during the month of August for How Baby style portraits! So, if you want your family drawn in the How Baby style, drop me an email at! Portraits start at $50 for three people and $10 for additional people, pets, etc. Support How Baby, and get cool stuff too! Happy summer break!