The reason it first came up is because there often are posts about how a mom doesn't like having to change so often and needs more absorbancy so she can go X amount of time before changing. I think it was after one of those threads that this issue started being talked about. I've noticed though that it's mostly moms who are just switching from sposies and used to going a long time w/o changing. Then they get to cloth and think they have "bad" diapers cuz they have to change "too often" lol! I have met people who switched back to sposies for that reason. (I think the post about excrement meant pee and poop both but I usually think of poo also)
I've been confused for awhile here, wondering why some people are getting upset and I think I figured it out.
Is it the difference between saying "*I* don't want my kid sitting in his pee" and saying "Those diapering moms who let their kids sit in pee . . . " ?
Maybe there was a post or two that said that, or had that tone and that is the problem?
In my years as a bf lactivist I have learned I have to be very careful about how I talk about bf. It's one thing to extoll the virtues of bf, the benefits in general and to my kids in particular, the benefits to my health, etc etc etc.
It's quite another to say "those formula feeding moms". Saying it that way puts people on the defensive right off the bat and I totally understand why! (and I could substitute bf with homeschooling, co-sleeping or even CD!)
And yes, there are some people who are going to get upset just because I talk about how great bf is. I can't control that. But I can make sure I am polite and respectful so that if and when someone gets upset, I know that is their reaction that they need to deal with and not me.
So I'm assuming that a post (or the tone of a post?) said something like "those CD moms". I didn't personally see anything like that but I'm going to assume that's what happened.
I will apologize if any of my posts had that tone. Being a cloth diapering mom myself who, just three months ago, thought EC was a whacked out idea, I think I have been respectful in talking up EC without putting down full time diapering moms.
And Jessica (Tendertushies), don't cut off your nose to spite your face
If you really are interested in EC for the next baby, don't let any hard feelings stop you! I have met (online) some really OBNOXIOUS, rude and judgmental breastfeeding mamas. That doesn't stop me from bf my kids and promoting bf whenever I can! EC moms are PEOPLE, and sometimes people rub each other the wrong way, that's all!