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Sorry, but for some reason I do not really find that funny. :
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Me neither. I mean, I can see how it could be perceived as funny by those of us who have been through it, but I think it lends to the notion that I hear a lot "my baby got teeth so I had to quit nursing". I'd hate for a new mom, or a pregnant woman on the fence, to see that and think "uh oh, if they're going to bite I don't want to nurse".
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I think it is funny. My daughter "talks" (she is 4 months old) all of the time when she nurses. We often laugh at her "talking with her mouth full".
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Me neither. I mean, I can see how it could be perceived as funny by those of us who have been through it, but I think it lends to the notion that I hear a lot "my baby got teeth so I had to quit nursing". I'd hate for a new mom, or a pregnant woman on the fence, to see that and think "uh oh, if they're going to bite I don't want to nurse".
But, it's the truth. It does happen and sometimes it does hurt. In addition to encouraging mothers to start nursing, we should be honest about some of the things that are less than pleasant and ways to deal with it. I know a lady that quit at three months because her daughter bit her. Wouldn't it be better if someone told her that that happens and how to stop it? I know another lady that quit after a few days. She did not expect the intense pain that she experienced from engorgement and latching. She *admitted* that if someone had told her that happens and what to do about it that she could have made it. If only because she knew there was nothing wrong and there was an end in sight.
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Give me a break. It is funny b/c it rings true. At least she is nursing.

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That's actually adorable. That cartoonist is VERY pro-breastfeeding and has made quite a point to include several nursing situations to 'normalize' it for the mainstream people.

My toddler does this to me all the time, I have to tickle him to get him to stop! :LOL
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Baby Blues cracks me up. The artist has always been pro-breastfeeding, and I have often had the same thoughts with my own babes,

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I think the cartoon is sweet! I mean yeah it's so funny b/c it is true. When I was in the ER telling the expectant mom about nursing and the older mom said that you quit nursing when they get teeth the expecting mom look horrifed and asked if the babies bit. I smiled and told her I nursed my oldest for over a year and he had a whole mouth full of teeth with out a problem. But I did honestly tell her yes I got bit once or twice, but that it is something they explore and once you let them know they can not bite mommy it isn't a big deal. I think if she chooses to nurse at least she'll be prepared for the possiblity and will know it won't last forever.
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LOL....I think it's funny too! My son still "talks with his mouth full" when he's nursing...usually it leads to him spraying us both when he laughs though! :LOL

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yep, i can see both sides on this one...taken alone it could look like it is lending itself to the "had to stop when they got teeth" baloney, but baby blues IS very pro-BF-as-normal, so hopefully more mamas read it often and get that. or at least i could hope that only those of us familiar with the expience but PAST the biting stage are reading it and laughing....
that, however, would not be me right now....oooowwwww..... :LOL
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I thought it was funny

nothing more to say I guess :
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Give me a break. It is funny b/c it rings true. At least she is nursing.
Give me a break, I don't have to find it funny. Lots of things ring true that I don't find humorous at all.

Like I said, it can be seen as funny to some. I can find the humor it in myself because I've been there. I'm still there some days. My mom never nursed me but did nurse my brother...until he got teeth and bit her. She has constantly told me over the years that she can't believe that I'd nurse once my kids got teeth. I was terrified of what would happen when my oldest got teeth because I had been told so many times that once she got teeth I'd get bitten. She got teeth, she bit. I quit nursing around the same time (not because of the biting), so I can see where hearing constantly that you're going to get bitten is not productive.

However, I can also say that I don't read the comics and so had no clue that this was a running theme (the breastfeeding) and so hopefully, those who do read it will see it as just a minor hurdle in the grand scheme of things and not see it as I originally did, just one more person talking about the negatives associated with breastfeeding.
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It is very funny, and ditto to the author being VERY pro-breastfeeding. So much so she is often shown nursing the baby at times where it has nothing at all to do with the main joke presented. Baby Blues rocks.
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The authors, two men I think, are the most pro bf cartoonists I've ever seen.

My favorite is the one where the nursing mom gets formula company coupons in the mail, puts them in the trash, and violently stomps on them (in the trash can.)

Her dh looks at her and says "Once a breastfeeder, always a breastfeeder, huh?"

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My favorite is the one where the nursing mom gets formula company coupons in the mail, puts them in the trash, and violently stomps on them (in the trash can.)

Her dh looks at her and says "Once a breastfeeder, always a breastfeeder, huh?"
I have that one on my fridge! Along with the one where the mom is telling Baby Wren, "Once you're weaned, my breastfeeding days will be over." Then the mom alternately smiles and then cries, and finally she tells the baby, "Obviously, I have mixed feelings on the subject."
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Heh, my fave one was from a while ago when the mom's (Wanda) friend is bf'ing her twins and Wanda says "Wow, I don't see how you do it!" and the friend says "Oh it's easy you just pull up your shirt and have at it...the hard part is trying not to mooo" or something like that

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Heh, my fave one was from a while ago when the mom's (Wanda) friend is bf'ing her twins and Wanda says "Wow, I don't see how you do it!" and the friend says "Oh it's easy you just pull up your shirt and have at it...the hard part is trying not to mooo" or something like that

:LOL

I am known to moo on occasion - not so often now that I dont pump anymore.

I am sorry I've misseed all these great comics, though!!

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I am always joing with ds about not talking with his mouth full!!!SO CUTE!

And, uh, if you find the cartoon offensive to new breastfeeding moms, don't show any you know.

I think it is too cute.Ds loves to babble at the breast....and devilishy try out his new teeth while peering up at me to see f I react...

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I have that one on my fridge! Along with the one where the mom is telling Baby Wren, "Once you're weaned, my breastfeeding days will be over." Then the mom alternately smiles and then cries, and finally she tells the baby, "Obviously, I have mixed feelings on the subject."
What date is that one?? I can SO relate to that! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Baby Blues!! It's on my Wish List for TiVo (did you know it was on TV for awhile??). We SO need to find a way to bring it back!

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:LOL

I am known to moo on occasion - not so often now that I dont pump anymore.

I am sorry I've misseed all these great comics, though!!
The joys of the internet, you can read the strip almost from the beginning!
http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php

I have been saving my favorite ones.
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This is really cute, and true!

If this will make a new mother stop nursing then she probably won't be nursing long anyways. I mean honestly. If a mom is going to stop nursing because she reads a cartoon, then the nursing relationship probably wasn't going to last anyways. Cynical I know.
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The authors, two men I think, are the most pro bf cartoonists I've ever seen.

My favorite is the one where the nursing mom gets formula company coupons in the mail, puts them in the trash, and violently stomps on them (in the trash can.)

Her dh looks at her and says "Once a breastfeeder, always a breastfeeder, huh?"
Didn't she have the baby latched on for that entire comic strip too?

I that comic!!

I remember a really old one when her oldest was a preschooler and the middle one was an infant. She asked her dh if this new dress made her look maternal and he responded "No, I think it's the accessories" (the "accessories" being a nursing infant and a preschooler tugging on her skirt.)

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The one on my fridge shows baby in the highchair eating O's and dad saying "wow, baby sure is eating a lot of solids -- he keeps that up and he'll be weaned soon!" The next frame shows the box of cereal in the garbage & mom nursing baby. :LOL
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Those all sound adorable!

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But, it's the truth. It does happen and sometimes it does hurt. In addition to encouraging mothers to start nursing, we should be honest about some of the things that are less than pleasant and ways to deal with it. I know a lady that quit at three months because her daughter bit her. Wouldn't it be better if someone told her that that happens and how to stop it? I know another lady that quit after a few days. She did not expect the intense pain that she experienced from engorgement and latching. She *admitted* that if someone had told her that happens and what to do about it that she could have made it. If only because she knew there was nothing wrong and there was an end in sight.
yeah that!

This almost seems like looking for something to be upset by.

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Yes, you're right. I was just looking for something to be upset by :

I mean, god forbid someone have a differing opinion.
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I mean, god forbid someone have a differing opinion.
Yes... like now... my opinion being different than yours.

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Now THIS one cracked me up

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Lol!

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Yes... like now... my opinion being different than yours.
I didn't disagree one bit with anyone who thought that the cartoon was funny. I didn't tell you that people were just looking for an arguement when they disagree'd and said that it was funny after I said that I didn't find it humorous. My beef was with your attitude that if I don't agree that it's funny, than I must be looking for something to be upset about and that's a ridiculous, and thoughtless thing to say.
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