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Originally Posted by marisa724
but it's not about them anymore.
Originally Posted by wannabe
But I get REALLY bent out of shape when they choose not to continue, and then say they COULDN'T breastfeed. I'm sorry, but "couldn't" means your baby was starving, you were falling apart, you were pumping and using an SNS and asking every professional you met for advice, and using galctogogues, and in pain, dreading feedings. THAT is "couldn't", not "oh, washing those pump parts was a drag".
|Does it make anyone else angry when a mama is wanting to give solids at 4 months or sooner just because they are tired of breast feeding?|
|But I get REALLY bent out of shape when they choose not to continue, and then say they COULDN'T breastfeed. I'm sorry, but "couldn't" means your baby was starving, you were falling apart, you were pumping and using an SNS and asking every professional you met for advice, and using galctogogues, and in pain, dreading feedings. THAT is "couldn't", not "oh, washing those pump parts was a drag".|
Originally Posted by studentmama
I think the issue with mamas who don't necessarily like breastfeeding comes from unrealistic expectations of how much work babies are. We are so out of tune that when we see little babies being held all of the time we think of them as needy babies. Also I think this comes from our cultures issues with breasts. Seriously, if we were really a breastfeeding culture and you saw most mamas nursing all the time, would these women have issues with it? I doubt it because they would think nursing babies all the time is normal, which it is, but we just don't see enough of it.
Tallulah Dare 8-01, Marcos Gael 12-04, Cormac Mateo 9-09, Leonidas Ronan 11-11
Originally Posted by mara
I don't get it either. It's like the pregnancy analogy to me. You might hate being pregnant but you don't "give it up" and go have an abortion, you deal with it and keep going because it is for the life of your child. Same with .bf IMO. in most cases it shouldn't even come down to a choice, you simply do it because it is in the best interest of your child. of course there are exceptions, but in general you ought just do it. it isn't best, it, like pregnancy, is the way nature made for us to have and raise offspring. There isn't much choice element in it to me.
Originally Posted by timneh_mom
I agree that it's ok to not like breastfeeding! It is admirable to the women who stick it out because they realize it's not all about them and it's about doing what is best for the baby.
Lisa, lucky mama of Kelly (3/93) , Emma (5/03) , Evan (7/05) , & Jenna (6/09)
Loving my amazing dh, James & forever missing Aaron Ambrose (11/07)
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