When I struggled with breastfeeding, ancient images of motherhood helped me feel less isolated

I was full of self-doubt, leaving me an unsure mother and broken wife

Words JOANNA WOLFARTH Photograph SARAH CRESSWELL
Self & Welbeing


Mythical mothers, divine mothers and royal mothers. Ancient clay statuettes of pregnant women and contemporary explorations of birth. As an art historian of 20 years, I’ve seen a lot of representations of motherhood. And from Renoir’s wholesome...

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