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post #21 of 44
Dmitrizmom--
I am in a Yahoo group for people who want to get clean, healthy sources of milk. RawDairy members are people seeking organic milk from grass-eating, humanely raised animals. On the Campaign for Real Milk, there is a directory listing sources by country and state.
post #22 of 44
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Originally Posted by mommyofshmoo
If someone said "Eeeeewwwww." I suppose I might say, "I didn't know you were still in high school."
Wish I'd had that one for the HR lady with 3 children, one of whom she was BF (3 months older than mine) who thought it was "disgusting" and was only doing it because of the allergies in her older kids and in her family.

This - from HR - as I'm trying to find a place to pump!
post #23 of 44
Oh man! I'm so glad no one has ever said that to me!
post #24 of 44
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Originally Posted by Ellien C
Wish I'd had that one for the HR lady with 3 children, one of whom she was BF (3 months older than mine) who thought it was "disgusting" and was only doing it because of the allergies in her older kids and in her family.

This - from HR - as I'm trying to find a place to pump!
What is HR?
post #25 of 44
I get the ewww thing all the time. For some reason, maybe its the circles I travel in, I am the only person I know who has nursed other than one friend and my midwives. My mother didn't grandmother didn't, etc etc. I wonder how Arizona rates on BF, I think it might be a VERY low percentage state. Anyhow, I only have 1 child and am due with #2 here any day. So the first time around I was SO incredibly quiet about nursing because I was too focused on doing it and blocking out the neg comments. But this time around I imagine I will be more outspoken. For one thing I have MDC and I didn't then. And I am just older and more confidant in my choices, I think. I had awful things happen to me while nursing DS. One woman actually began taking things out of my grocery cart in the store after she asked if I was bfing and I said yes. She started taking tomatoes, tuna and onions and some chocolate ice cream out of my cart declaring that I COULD not eat these things if I was nursing. And she was just one of a few who did things like this to me.

Anyway..I can't wait to be armed with some of the responses posted here. It will be great fun this time around as I won't be nearly as intimidated as last time. :LOL

My one aquaintance wouldn't bf simply because she believed it made her boobs look ugly. Well la ti da! She had a lift and enlargement after her hubby had v sect. She wasn't getting pregnant again because of the horrible things it does to your body! Well I declare! LOL...poor woman. Shes one the education would be lost on ya know? They don't WANT to know. They want to live in their blissfull ignorance so they can parent in their CONVIENENT way. I would never waste my breath on someone llike that.

Jennie
Middle Mamma
post #26 of 44
Nobody has ever had the NERVE to say anything negative to me about BFing. If anyone ever had the NERVE to say eeewwwww, I would probably slap them. I'm not sugesting this as your solution; probably not the best way to proselytize, but there you are.
post #27 of 44
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Originally Posted by middlemamma
One woman actually began taking things out of my grocery cart in the store after she asked if I was bfing and I said yes. She started taking tomatoes, tuna and onions and some chocolate ice cream out of my cart declaring that I COULD not eat these things if I was nursing. And she was just one of a few who did things like this to me.
What nerve! Who the heck did she think she is?
post #28 of 44
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Originally Posted by annettemarie
Once at a baby fair, someone came up to the La Leche League table and said that breastfeeding just didn't seem natural. :


Annette
I am so blown away by those kinds of statements. If it was someone who had given birth I would have to ask if they slept through the part where milk started coming out of their breasts on it's own???
My MIL thinks bfing is so gross she has to look away when I nurse and always asks me how long I'm going to do "that". I always give her my standard "as long as she wants" and she just gets the most disgusted look! Imagine, a woman who chain smokes (and did through all 5 of her pregnancies) telling me feeding my baby is gross! She's gonna *love* the "human milk for human babies" sticker I ordered for my car. LOL!
post #29 of 44
How about, "You know what I think is more disgusting? Feeding your baby food made from powdered milk that's meant to make a baby cow gain 300 lbs mixed with corn syrup."
post #30 of 44
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Originally Posted by middlemamma
My one aquaintance wouldn't bf simply because she believed it made her boobs look ugly. Well la ti da! She had a lift and enlargement after her hubby had v sect. She wasn't getting pregnant again because of the horrible things it does to your body! Well I declare! LOL...poor woman. Shes one the education would be lost on ya know? They don't WANT to know. They want to live in their blissfull ignorance so they can parent in their CONVIENENT way. I would never waste my breath on someone llike that.
So then wouldn't it not have mattered if she "ruined" her boobies, since she got them "fixed"??
post #31 of 44
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when someone says ewww to me i've just learned that we probably have totally different views and this is just my chance to expose them to all the other options in child-rearing so i'll say" yeah we nurse, probably till shes four, two at a time, and we use cloth diapers, sleep TOGETHER, won't spank, and homeschool! by this time their jaws are on the floor!!
: Oh man, that was good. I must remember your line for when I am out and about with DD (except I'll sub cloth diaper for EC - hahaha that will get them roaring!)
post #32 of 44
starmama- Who knows....I never said her reasons made any sense....LOL. She is just incredibly anal about her looks and her body and anything that MIGHT interfere with her working out, or tanning, or cause God Forbid stretch marks, etc etc Who knows her thought process. All I know is she'll tell anyone who will listen how much she paid for them and makes sure they pop out of every shirt she owns. She's not very maternal is all I guess. Each to their own. All I can think of every time I see her is WOW, you show yours so voluntarily and thats considered "beautiful", but me nursing is gross, and I am the one who should cover up? Something is worng here....???

FTR, She isn't a horrible person just COMPLETELY different than me. She is still a person and I kinda feel bad talking about her. : She just is one of those INTERESTING ones in my life is all.

Jennie
Middle Mamma
post #33 of 44
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Once at a baby fair, someone came up to the La Leche League table and said that breastfeeding just didn't seem natural.
And on the eighth day God created Walmart so that Adam and Eve could buy bottles and formula for their children.

Hmmm...
post #34 of 44
---CryPixie---
In a way, this woman does know what she's doing. She thinks her other foods, ?formula?, caused her kids' allergies.

---middlemama---
you know, a total stranger violating your space sounds pretty bad. But when I picture some shopper purchasing granola, I realize I would be tempted to do the same thing. Just with different foods.
post #35 of 44
I taught high-school until I was great big pregnant w/ds. My girls were fascinated...my boys were completely mortified. I think my belly called to mind the fact that their TEACHER, an ADULT, had SEX! Talk about Ewww...

However, after ds was born I took him back to school to meet everyone and hung out for lunch. I was so impressed that not one of my boys (or girls for that matter) even batted an eye when I nursed him. And this in a very mainstream non-nursing community!

My response to the "ewwww factor" (which I must admit I have encountered very rarely) is to smile sweetly and serenly and say something like "Oh...it is the easiest and most wonderful thing about being a new mother." I find that if I am so serene and confident and give people a great big grin and say something positive...they just don't know how to respond.
post #36 of 44
It would be hard to resist not getting snarky with such a comment....which surely comes from lack of knowledge, but still.....

You could always say "Breastfeeding for the first year raises their IQ by 10 points. It would be hard to justify depriving my child of that advantage... but hey, you seem to be doing ok with out it! You're only a little ignornant and a bit rude..."

Heidi
post #37 of 44
"It tasted pretty good to me when I tried it...?"

I think that would get an entertaining response
post #38 of 44
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Originally Posted by elelvee
---CryPixie---
In a way, this woman does know what she's doing. She thinks her other foods, ?formula?, caused her kids' allergies.

---middlemama---
you know, a total stranger violating your space sounds pretty bad. But when I picture some shopper purchasing granola, I realize I would be tempted to do the same thing. Just with different foods.
Did I miss something? What's wrong with granola????
post #39 of 44

mercy.....

Can you believe that people actually believe that bf is gross!!!??? My MIL is definetly not supportive and is constantly freaking out that my step-son of FIL might catch a glimpse of my boob...I have to "Hurry! Cover with the blanket!" They make it soo hard sometimes to give their granddaughters what they need most. My SIL is pregnant now and says its "too much of a hassle to bf". I tried to explain the hassle ofall those snotty noses colds and allergies but to no avail.

I have had people give me disapproving looks but no actual eeeewww's. I just apologize for giving my dd's the goodness God intended. The eeeewwww's might make me ugly!!! :LOL

Oh and thanks for the reminder about cows milk....I am no longer allowed to drink it because of my dd's cows milk protein intolerance and you just made it a bit easier.
post #40 of 44
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Originally Posted by HoneymoonBaby
Did I miss something? What's wrong with granola????
I like granola...
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