Breastfeeding support groups are solidary, altruistic and generous spaces where an endless number of charming tales are told. I have belonged to one, Via Láctea, for fifteen years now. I wrote Milk Siblings deeply touched by the strength of these mothers, always willing to join and help others, outside the prevailing capitalist and consumerism coordinates. Now that the leading hospitals are creating breastmilk banks in order to offer the best milk possible to premature or sick babies, I wanted to write this story that recreates an unfortunate daily reality. Prolonged, shared, fun and celebrated breastfeeding, the bonds made are just…fabulous!
Thus, this book is, a way to explain the beautiful experience of sharing the act of breastfeeding among mothers, something that was normal up until a bit more than a century ago and which now, thanks to the support groups and the breast milk banks, are present again in our super-modern society.