At my BFFs baby shower today, she was opening gifts, and among the several things I got her were The Baby Book
and The Breastfeeding Book
by Dr Sears. We share similar values on kids, and she's already in possession of my copy of The Pregnancy Book
and her DH has spent time thumbing through my copy of The Breastfeeding Book
Her mom comments, "Don't worry, it just comes naturally."
This just makes me FUME. She made this comment to my friend when I was seeing a LC (or 3), "Just stick the baby on, she'll get what she needs." I asked, "Did you mention to your mom that the baby is doing deep tissue damage and may do permanent damage if I continue to nurse her?" "Uh, no, I forgot that part."
Just because something is easy for ONE person doesn't mean it is easy for everyone. And my friend is very concerned for herself after witnessing our epic struggle. I hope she finds many reassuring answers in the book, which she was thrilled to get. (Take that friend's mom!)
In that same vein, in the comments for a blog (I believe about "banning the [formula] bags" in hospitals), someone commented in response to someone:
"If you can make any milk at all
, you can make enough milk for your baby. Always
I have never wanted to go primeval on anyone as much as that ignorant woman ever, ever. I don't even know who she is, but she thinks she knows everything when she obviously knows not very much at all. Way to totally invalidate any low-supply mom who crosses your path. You are why most mainstreamers think breastfeeding advocates are pushy, obnoxious and self-righteous.