I'm thinking about ways I can prepare my 2 1/2 yr old for the arrival of his new sib in a few months, so was looking at some children's books about pregnancy, new babies, etc. while at the bookstore this afternoon. I picked up one called "What to Expect When the New Baby Arrives" (yup--you guessed it, from the authors of the infamous What to Expect Series. I flipped through it briefly, and was pleasantly surprised to see several illustrations of mommies nursing their babies, and not a bottle in sight. Then I get to the page about "What Babies Eat", and finally see the bottlefeeding mom alongside a breastfeeding mom. Fine, I can handle that. Then I read the description about how babies drink "special milk" made by their mommies. They even talked about how the baby gets the milk from the mommy's nipples. THEN--you knew something bad was coming --they say something like "or some mommies go to the store and buy this special milk and feed it to their babies with bottles". I mean, I don't expect them to go into detail about the drawbacks of formula, but they make it sound like you can just go to the store and buy breastmilk!!! Don't we already have enough people who think there's no difference between the two?
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1/15/03 at 8:13pm