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I'm pretty sure its been said in this thread before already that its wonderful she nursed for so long, so that part about not caring? Ya, doesn't fly.
And are you seriously giving snarky comments in this thread? because the doesn't take away from what you said and I don't appreciate it. We are all doing something to make a difference in this society. I'm sorry if it doesn't measure up to how much you're doing. : (see the angry smilie? At least I can post it and own it.)
I don't think this is the norm, but she also said that after she weaned she didn't feel any less bonded, and in some ways their relationship felt more enriched.
It worked for her.
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It must be clear that although we certainly do not encourage formula use we do support mothers who are doing the best they can for their children. It is very possible to find oneself compelled to use formula due to personal or family circumstances; such a mother can still be a Lactivist while seeking out support and information for her child's nutritional needs from the MDC community.
My whole point is being missed sadly. It is this. What is being p*ssed off about a show on american television doing for our BF community? NOTHING.
|Criticizing ideas, campaigns, and actions that negatively impact breastfeeding are all acceptable forms of lactivism.|
So what is being done? That was one of my original questions. I read over the last 3 pages some extremely WELL written replies that say they are writing into ABC. Instead of wasting time and energy getting offended by what i post, why not write ABC?
|Every woman who breastfeeds does her own form of lactivism.|
|Just because I dont care to sit in front of the ABC studio and flash my breasts at the producers DOES not mean I dont do my own lactivism. Instead I dont care to charge the bull, it gets the breastfeeding community as a whole NOWHERE.|
|Instead add to the 'crazy women who are perverted and don't know what damage they are doing to their kid' stigma the BF community gets after these types of actions are taken, add to that they are spiteful, bullheaded and uninformed. It just seems that many of the posts here are reacting with emotion, and that gets BF education no where fast. If you all wanted to discuss the show, as the first page of posts does, then move it to TAO. But for the posts that were eloquently put down and were productive those are great here. I have nothing against those posts and actually applaud them.|
And why is it that the BF weaning has gotten this in an uproar? I would think that the spanking and sad forms of discipline would be worse.
|My whole point is being missed sadly. It is this. What is being p*ssed off about a show on american television doing for our BF community? NOTHING.|
|What can letters, emails, phone calls to this broadcasting company do? Hopefully help change perceptions. If you scroll back and read through the first page of posts, they do not argue anything about the misconceptions. They simply bash the show and state how mad they are.|
|You can try to judge me and assume I do nothing for lactivism. When in truth thats completely false. I am going to be a midwife and I feel that is one of the best places to help change the social glare to breastfeeding. I can help women who want to be helped.|
Obviously, you're entitled to your opinion. But, many of us disagree.
And from the sticky at the top of the forum:
There are so many forms that lactivism can take! Let's all participate in ways that we feel passionately about and leave the things we aren't interested in to others who are.
and omg, I try to never get involved when there are debates on MDC, but where else do we vent about this stuff? my dh was outraged as well, but he can only take so much of the lactivism talk so, this is where we go. if anybody knows where else we might go to vent about the anti-bf culture, lmk.
here's one little thing we can do, from Promom 3min activist, about how the supernanny's book has bad bfing advice...
I know, I know...just wanted someone to pop up with the addresses...I am way too lazy to go searching...but i will if you insist!
I thought for sure someone was going to make a list of the sponsors too! I think they all need a hearty letter to sink their teeth into...hmmm? Yes?
I'm a huge lurker as I have no kids yet, but I love to learn about all of this stuff.
This whole Supernanny thing has me SO MAD! I will be writing letters all week.
Someone mentioned writing to the advertisers of the program, so I made a list of the commercials (that aired in my area anyway). Here you go:
Columbia/Revolution "Are We Done Yet?" (movie)
OceanSpray Cranberry Juice
Excedrin - Tension Headache
The Nanny Diaries (movie)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (movie)
Pursuit of Happyness (on DVD)
Newline Cinema/Time Warner - The Last Mimzy (movie)
The Goodlife Recipe (dogfood)
Lionsgate - Pride (movie)
Barbie - Magic of the Rainbow (movie)
Publix (grocery store chain)
Chase Freedom Visa
Sunsilk Color Boost
Mrs Pauls Fish Sticks (I think it's owned by Swanson?)
Promotional Consideration: The Weinstein Company
But what about the mom who doesn't have support IRL, and has been following her instincts (AP? What's AP?) - and is still bf past one year. This show has dealt mothers like that a real blow. Because it's given license to all the people in their lives to attack for sure now.
And it's all directly contradicted by medical and scientific research and recommendations.
Now, if a mom wants to wean before it's recommended, then there are ways to do so. But it should be noted that she is doing so before the timeline recommended, that she may be placing her child at risk, and that there are other options out there.
I'm happy when moms make it to 3 months, let alone six months or a year. But that doesn't mean that I can't (or won't) fight for accurate information to be given to the American public.
I don't think this is a "just walk the MDC walk and don't worry about other moms and what they think" issue. This is an issue of a respected "authority" giving out inaccurate and WRONG information. And the we've already seen people receive that bad information from their support systems IRL. I just don't see the virtue in ignoring inaccurate and harmful information being pushed onto the general public as legitimate when it's directly contradicted by all the major medical authorities.
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