Larissa Dann from Australia was 31 years old. In her arms, she held another life. He was warm, pliable and soft, caked in afterbirth, and seemed breakable. Such a huge realization: Larissa had to grow up now as she was largely responsible for meeting all her son's needs – his nutrition, his physical and emotional needs, his safe passage through life.
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"I was also, overwhelmingly, in love. There was, I realized, a dilemma for me. In my entire life, I think I had only ever held one baby. I did not know how to change nappies or what to do when he cried. All I had to guide me through this parenting jungle was the dimly remembered and experienced way I was brought up. That way meant lots of affection. It also meant lots of smacking."