The magnificent Marissa McArther with her son Zane (11 months). Marissa is also mum to daughters Talia (5) and Hayley (3). Marissa had healthy pregnancies with each of her children. Her first two were born in the hospital. Talia was born with shoulder dystocia and also swallowed meconium. Marissa had hoped to initiate breastfeeding immediately, but with Talia separated from her for the better part of 3 days, things got off to a rocky start. She had a couple successful breastfeeds but for the most part, she exclusively pumped for 11 months. Her pregnancy with Hayley was without complication; she had another natural hospital birth without issue, and she was able to initiate breastfeeding straight away. Hayley nursed until she was three and declared she was done just days before Zane was born. Marissa chose to have a homebirth with Zane and while she was surprised by the length of her labor, particularly the long pushing phase, it was a beautiful experience. She's been able to have a lovely breastfeeding relationship this time around as well. Knowing she won't have any more children Marissa was excited to document this chapter of life with her last baby.