“They had advised me not to latch him on for 24-48 hours after the operation. I expressed my milk and gave it to him with a bottle. His hunger was satisfied but he was irritated, and something told me that it wasn’t just the pain of the operation. After a whole day like that, I took things into my own hands and decided to nurse him. He settled himself in a way so as not to knock his nose and he started milking with his lips very very slowly, he sorted it all out himself in other words, and he calmed instantly” (bilateral cleft lip)