I'm so sorry to hear about all the health problems and medical issues going on right now.
Georgeanne, head injuries can be so terrifying for everyone involved, we're pulling for you guys.
boogaloo- yay for the charity care!
Did anyone see the letter to the editor today about the nurse in?http://www.newsminer.com/view/full_s...ters_to_editor
My thoughts: Clearly, Miss Erickson has WAY more emotion than logic. She starts to really ramble about 1/2 way through. Her ignorance is evident by, (but not limited to): 1. She has never breastfed a baby, that's obvious. 2. She has never been a grocery store - there are chairs everywhere. 3. She has never (compassionately) mothered a child. 4. She definitely doesn't understand the offensive nature of commanding mothers to stay home until their children wean, or, she is breaking her own rules of etiquette. 5. She is unfamiliar with dictionaries, the acquisition of language/vocabulary, and the concept of subjective vs. objective definitions.
To the three people she mentions by name, I think you were just scolded by a child. A very sheltered, narrowly minded child. And she scolded you by name! It must hurt worse when her daddy scolds her by name.
There's a letter to the editor in today's paper written about the moms nursing at Safeway. Please, if you're going to write a letter to the editor, have something to say and say it well. Impudent whining is entertaining, but it's a little pathetic to see you scolding someone's lack of vocabulary while you demonstrate... your all-encompassing ignorance. Get a life, Miss Erickson.
And let's be honest - there is no need for modesty, nor is modesty in any way compromised by breastfeeding. I've breastfed in front of you more times than I can count and I doubt seriously that you could accurately describe even one of my breasts. A nursing cover covers NOTHING that the kiddo doesn't cover himself. I maintain that nursing without a cover is often more discreet than nursing with. When I'm nursing without, I could be just holding my baby. When I'm nursing with, you have no question as to what I'm doing. So, fail, fail, fail - all around fail.
Bring on the next poorly thought out, ignorant, and overused excuse to control other people (women).
Some women don't care about being discreet. While I'm not personally among them, I do not judge them for it. The more I think about it, the more I'm concluding that if men saw women they respected, cared for, and loved, breastfeeding then they may have a much healthier relationship with women's bodies in general. If men saw women's bodies doing what they were created to do (well, not ONLY this) then their experiences with the female form would not only be of a tempting nature. How much stronger will our sons be as men if they understand that God did not create breasts to tempt them nor women to use their bodies for manipulation? There's more to the puzzle, for sure, but there is nothing sexual about a breast feeding a baby. If a guy is incapable of seeing that without being turned on, then he needs to work on his lust issues, in my opinion.
I REALLY never expected to count myself among the 'lactivists' who promote breastfeeding without a cover. But the more I think about it, the more I just don't think it should/needs to be covered up.
[Sorry if my thoughts seem disjointed, I just cut and paste the things I posted throughout the day on my FB