I coincidently knew one of the midwives from thornhill who was on shift and she took me round. I spent an hour with an Indian woman and a teeny tiny 8hr old baby, talking her through latch and then hand expressing.. Ended up helping her express into a syringe..! I wrote it up in her notes.. I felt useful. Babies and birth and mothers are miraculous.
As are my own children, who knew I was off to do something important for myself tonight, and gave me my own special badge.