“the anaesthetist was sure he would latch on immediately after the operation. Unfortunately he didn’t, he would turn his head and cry inconsolably for the first day and a half….I expressed my milk and gave it to him with a syringe…then I was holding him and he started sucking my arm so I sat down and he latched on as if it were nothing…..we went back to our room and he nursed for two hours – he seemed to be making up for lost time. After that I had to nurse him standing up and walk with him, but after a week everything went back to normal.” (bilateral cleft lip)