Kerri (solan_t) wrote,
Kerri
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Memories

The first comment on this thread http://syndicated.livejournal.com/irregular_comic/300721.html (by the way, this is a feed to a really fun web comic) made me remember something.



My youngest brother was born in Australia, in an Australian hospital. Problems with 'nappies' or 'napkins' meaning 'diapers' rather than small-cloths-for-wiping-mouths-while-dining ('serviettes' in Australia, as I recall) aside, I was rather shocked when one of the 'sisters' (we call them nurses) in the neo-natal ward asked if she could give my newest brother 'a nurse'.

What the? She wants to breastfeed my brother?! No, she just wanted to hold him.



Ah, language.
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