Together We have been together from the very beginning Her tiny body growing in mine She was born into my arms And looked into my eyes And trusted I would keep us together She nurses at my breast I hold her against my body All day I sleep against her body All night Day and night we are together She is growing still And needs me still She looks into my eyes And trusts me still I won’t break her trust I will keep us together Trust is an integral part of the mother/baby relationship. The trust of the baby that her parents will tend to her needs and the trust of the parent, specifically the mother, to follow her heart and body in caring for the child. After birth babies craves the closeness they had with their mothers in the womb. Breast-feeding, baby wearing and co-sleeping all fulfill this craving. Following our natural instincts as mothers produces happy healthy babies. So listen to your heart and to your baby and stay together. Further reading: Getting AttachedI wrote this poem while nursing my four month old in our family bed. Enjoy!