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Hello mamas,<br><br>
I am Milk, 29 years old, and I have a daughter which is 17 months. We live in Germany with my husband/her dad and I am mainly a stay-at-home-mum, but also work 4 hours a week to stay in touch a little. We co-sleep, breastfeed, part-time-cd, part-time-ec.<br><br>
I registered here some time ago without writing and found many helpful threads here - especially on the cloth diaper topic. All the nice diapers come from the USA, it seems (I love pockets).<br><br>
It is very interesting for me to see the cultural differences between Germany and the US. For example, circumcision is very, very unusual here and nobody would even think of using a nursing cover (but unfortunately nursing in public is a seldom sight here, too... I try to nurse in public whenever possible to make a difference and show the other mums that nursing is normal. )<br><br>
Have a nice day,<br>
Milk
 

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Welcome to MDC Milk! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"> I'm in the Netherlands, and my husband is German.<br><br>
It's interesting what you said about the cultural differences. Ironically, the only time I was ever asked to stop breastfeeding was in Germany (at a restaurant in Buehl, near Baden Baden). The people I was there with (all German) were so surprised I was asked to leave--they said they'd never heard of a woman being asked to stop breastfeeding.<br><br>
I guess there's progress to be made all over the world.<br><br>
Anyway, I hope you like it here! It's a great community!
 

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Hi and welcome!<br>
I am an American mama living in Germany with my 3 (soon to be 4) children and my French husband.<br><br>
Where in Germany are you?
 

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Hello!! Saying hi from Germany as well. I'm in Erlangen (close to Nurnberg), a Canadian with a German husband an 18 month old and in a monthish will have a newborn <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Hi and welcome!<br><br>
I'm a German living in Canada.<br>
Milk, where abouts in Germany are you? I grew up in the Black Forest.
 

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Thank you!<br><br>
I live in Nordrhein-Westfalen, close to Duesseldorf. But I grew up in Bavaria - in Schweinfurt, to be exact. Schweinfurt might be known to some of you, because it has an US army base. And I know Erlangen as well, some members of my family live in this area. My husband has friends close to the black forest, this is also a beautiful place. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
rzberrymom, I feel sorry for what happened to you. I never experienced something like that, but I know another mama who was asked to leave for breastfeeding in a shopping mall. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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i agree, cultural differences are interesting.
 

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