Originally Posted by darcytrue
Plus, if they don't have children then they have no idea what it's like to need to have your nursing baby with you. No one really knows what it's like to have a child until they are put in that position.
That's true, although it sounds like there are plenty of mamas on here like us who not only invited children of all ages to their weddings, but welcomed their attendance and enjoyed having kids there. It is one of the highlights of our wedding, to see the little ones enjoying themselves and hear their sweet laughter.
The other things that many people don't think about in regards to nursing mama baby pairs are:
-MASTITIS Back when dd was little, she nursed so much and so often and my milk supply so overabundant, that a change in our schedule and her not nursing would have been at best painful and embarrassing with leakage, and at worst a precursor to mastitis.
-DECREASED SUPPLY For some moms dealing with supply issues, it is just as important for them to keep up the nursing schedule to maintain their supply.
-PUMPING. It sounds so easy to tell a mom to pump some milk. Some can't afford a pump (they're expensive!!) Some have a really hard time pumping. In addition, like mentioned above, if I had to go more than 2 hours when dd was little, I would have had to bring a pump to the party and use it.
-BOTTLES Some babies don't take bottles. DD never did. A nursing mom that doesn't use bottles would have to go through the time and expense to buy bottles and nipples (and some babies don't like certain nipples, so that prospect can get expensive), and work with the little one for some time before an event to see if bottle feeding would be an option.