Originally Posted by Minky
I know moms who wanted to EBF, but say they didn't because they thought their kids would be teased in preschool.
Okay, okay, LOL... I guess I have to give up my theory, then!
But still, if these parents are basing their feeding decision on wanting the child to fit in with peers, then they actually are choosing the "fitting in with peers" option, as very few preschoolers are still breastfeeding. I mean, the statistics are with them, so if "fitting in with peers" is what the parents want then they have, logically based on their own chosen criteria, picked the group to which most of the peers belong. At least there is consistency, you know?
With the circumcision scenario, parents say
they are choosing circumcision so the child will "fit in with peers," but the statistics are saying that the peers will either be equally split or more intact, so where is the logic?? They say they are doing this so he will fit in with his peers, but then they are purposely putting him in the minority group? It would seem the decision is not based on logic after all...