Thursday, November 8, 2007

Dear Nursing Nazis,

The point of breast feeding is right there in the name. . . feeding. Thought bonding and what not are great perks, the goal of the whole exercise is to feed the child.

If one can't do this from the breast one needs to find another way (supplementing with whatever you need to so the baby will grow). You see, without food a baby can't live. Sure they can bond with mommy while they starve, but ultimately they need to eat.

So frustrated moms note, you're not a bad mom if you can't breast feed your baby, but you might be if you don't feed them at all.

So to sum up, breast feeding fanatics. . . stop.

P.S. Sorry I didn't update before, but our Jaundice problem is gone. Our little Oompa Loompa is back to an acceptable color, and is eating well on pumped breast milk (we're working on getting him back on the breast, but for now he's eating and gaining weight).


Anonymous said...

But ultimately breast mlk is the best substance for babies to be fed on. Such a shame people get defensive about Breast feeding supporters supporting breast feeding. Medial evidence says only 2% of women can't breast feed. It's all about personal choice sure, but obvious lack of factual information about BOTH breast milk and formula, leaves many women not making an informed choice, but making a lifelong important decision based on the urban myths and horror stories of joe public. Many of these from women over the last 50 years who formula fed because they were told it was 'better than breast milk?!?! Is it any wonder their feelings towards breastfeeding influence their 'advice'now? Research also shows 90% of women regret giving up breastfeeding when they did. How awful not to have had the support they needed when they needed it. Sorry formula feeders, I'll continue to support breast feeding loudly, even if you don't like it, for all the reasons above.

I'm Not Skippy said...

I never said breast milk isn't best. . . I will never say that. I know full well it's best. I'm saying women shouldn't fell bullied into breast-feeding. I'd like to see where you got that 2% statistic. . . everything I read puts it much higher. The "I don't like it so you can't have it" attitude that some people has goes against everything that is decent in the world.

Breast feeding supporters are fine. Breast bullies aren't. . . neither are anonymous posters.

I will agree that people are uninformed on this and a lot of other things baby wise.