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In her comments to the press outside the hospital this morning, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark said of her new daughter,<br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">She's been good, very good for her mother. Only up once a night. I breastfeed her...and she has a very good appetite.</td>
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Yeah!! Awesome!! But they are very BFing-friendly over there, aren't they?
 

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yes - Denmark, like pretty much all of Scandinavia, is extremely pro-breastfeeding. one of my closest friends is Danish, and her husband is Swedish, and they couldn't *believe* the public attitude towards bf'ing here when they had their first child.
 

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Oh, I am so happy Mary had a little girl! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br>
I had both my oldest in Denmark while I lived there (DH is a Dane) - I love talking about BF attitudes there!<br><br>
Breastfeeding is a non-issue: OF COURSE a mom will breastfeed her baby for AT LEAST 6 months! It is as common sense as assuming a mom will change the baby's diaper when it is soiled! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> In fact, the only time I met a woman who formula fed her newborn baby by choice, everyone in the mother group was horrified.<br><br>
NIP? Women whip their boobs out anywhere, any time! As a young, shy mom, I once thought I should cover a little bit in church while BF, and then this sweet old couple said: "Do you throw a cloth over your head like that when you eat?" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
The doctors don't say "you should not give formula because..." simply because it is assumed you would not be so crazy as to choose formula The doctors instead say: "So, when your baby is 6 months old, you may give him a little fruit or cereal if your baby shows insterest. NOT before!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
At the hospital I gave birth, the nurses main concern was how well my baby was latching and they also made sure I was holding the baby well so I would not feel uncomfortable. Als, there was this one mom I met who was having a hard time BF. They had lactation consultants coming to her aid immediately and they helped her around the clock! Before she left they lent her a fancy pump and said they would be sending people to help her at home!<br><br>
Then I moved to the US: you can imagine my shock and horror with how backward society was towards BF <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
ETA - Did I mention that Nestle does not DARE to market formula for little babies there?? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>polihaupt</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/7935733"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Oh, I am so happy Mary had a little girl! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br>
I had both my oldest in Denmark while I lived there (DH is a Dane) - I love talking about BF attitudes there!<br><br>
Breastfeeding is a non-issue: OF COURSE a mom will breastfeed her baby for AT LEAST 6 months! It is as common sense as assuming a mom will change the baby's diaper when it is soiled! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> In fact, the only time I met a woman who formula fed her newborn baby by choice, everyone in the mother group was horrified.<br><br>
NIP? Women whip their boobs out anywhere, any time! As a young, shy mom, I once thought I should cover a little bit in church while BF, and then this sweet old couple said: "Do you throw a cloth over your head like that when you eat?" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
The doctors don't say "you should not give formula because..." simply because it is assumed you would not be so crazy as to choose formula The doctors instead say: "So, when your baby is 6 months old, you may give him a little fruit or cereal if your baby shows insterest. NOT before!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
At the hospital I gave birth, the nurses main concern was how well my baby was latching and they also made sure I was holding the baby well so I would not feel uncomfortable. Als, there was this one mom I met who was having a hard time BF. They had lactation consultants coming to her aid immediately and they helped her around the clock! Before she left they lent her a fancy pump and said they would be sending people to help her at home!<br><br>
Then I moved to the US: you can imagine my shock and horror with how backward society was towards BF <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
ETA - Did I mention that Nestle does not DARE to market formula for little babies there?? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"></div>
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Wow, that is amazing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> !!! Why can't it be like that here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: ?
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>mommyofmany</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/7935848"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Wow, that is amazing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> !!! Why can't it be like that here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: ?</div>
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Because corporations run everything, and that means Nestle has a lot of power. Corporations care about money, not about peoples health.
 
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