The Lockdown Babies

For The Lockdown Babies

Categories: Breastfeeding Today

By Gráinne Evans – Maghera, Northern Ireland

“Sure you were only a baby” I’ll tell her when she asks,
About that time in photographs when everyone wore masks.

“You don’t remember the chaos when the world was forced to rest.”

Gráinne and her two younger children,
enjoying a tender moment of tandem nursing
“You had all you needed in my arms and at my breast”
“You never even noticed” I’ll tell her then I’ll say,
“I held you as the weeks went by, we took it day by day”
“We were safe and happy, right where we needed to be”.

“I fed you snuggled in my arms, protecting you was key”.

“You were only a tiny baby” I’ll tell her and explain,
Why so many people were afraid, anxious and in pain.

“It wasn’t always easy, those isolating newborn days,
But feeding you flooded me with love, got me through the haze”.

“You were a lockdown baby” I’ll tell her when it’s time,
“I was your whole world back then, just as you were mine”,
“And now, though it’s just a memory, I still smile when I see,
A rainbow in a window, put there for you and me.”


Gráinne with her husband Nathan
and their four kids

Gráinne Evans is a mother of four and La Leche League Leader in the North of Ireland.
With four very different breastfeeding journeys, spanning eleven years, including breastfeeding a baby with a tracheostomy and five years tandem feeding, Gráinne is passionate about paying forward the invaluable support that helped her feed her own babies. In her spare time, she writes breastfeeding poems for her blog The Breast of Rhymes.
She hopes For the Lockdown Babies continues to resonate and reassure parents throughout the pandemic.


You can print to paper or to a PDF file.

For best printing results, open the site in Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. Although you can view the site well in any browser, printing from other browsers might not operate correctly.

1. Browse to the web document that you want to print.

2. Click the Print button that is displayed on the web page (not the Print command on the browser menu or toolbar).
This opens the browser print window. The window displays a preview of the document that will be printed. The preview might take a minute to display, depending on the document size.

3. In the Printer box, select the desired printer.
For example, if you are working on a Windows computer, and you want to print to a PDF file, select Save as PDF.

4. As required, configure the other options such as the pages to print.

5. Click the Print button.
If you are generating a PDF, click Save. You are prompted for the name and folder location to save the file.

La Leche League International & Heartbeat Keepsakes Jewelry Line

La Leche League has partnered with Heartbeat Keepsakes to create a line of jewelry that you can cherish forever.

25% of all proceeds will go to La Leche League International.

For Customers in the USA, Canada, and Australia: Click HERE

All Other Countries: Click HERE