I got out of the house with just DD today (first time since DS was born!) and we went shopping. I had DD in my Kozy carrier mei tai (love love love that thing) while we were shopping. I ran into an African woman who was smiling at me, and she asked me "Where you from?" and we had a big long conversation about how no one around here carries their babies and they should! She was so nice and encouraging! It's easy to get discouraged here. I've seen (in probably 5 years) ONE mama wearing a newborn (front facing!!) in a Moby, and one mama with an Ergo. Ever. People here (small-town Midwest) are big into making babies "independent." It was so wonderful to connect with a mama from another culture and have her commend me like that.
Made me all warm and fuzzy inside! Just wanted to share :)