Love your blog! I posted a link on my blog :)http://mommagreek.blogspot.com/
Thank you very much for helping spread the word.When I have time I will be checking out your blog (it looks interesting!) and I will link back to ya!
I love how you put these pictures with the words - and how you show "yes we understand your reservations, not just what we THINK Your reservations are". I laughed...I love it! :)I remember the big to-do about facebook pulling all those breastfeeding pictures. Some of them I agree needed to be pulled (picture of mom with NO top in public park feeding kids with legs wide open and grinning seductively) but many of them were very tasteful and should have been left alone (close up picture of baby sucking happily or close picture of mama looking lovingly at baby looking lovingly back while feeding - only feeding breast exposed). I'll never understand it fully but my dad was very "don't feed in my presence" type - even with us kids with our mom! But for one person that is close to me and I respect I had no problem "hiding" for a couple of feedings. But if I'm in the middle of a park with a screaming kid you'd better back off - I don't know you so you shouldn't be looking anyway! LOL
Actually I didn't make this, a fan of the facebook group sent it in and I asked for her permission to post it. I agree with you though! I love this too, its funny and educational in a lighthearted way.I didn't see the particular picture you mentioned (legs open, seductive) but our group has a history of being attacked by trolls posting porn and "sexy" breast pictures so it may have been one of them.
Awesome, thanks for putting this up, Jessica.http://breastfeedingitrocks.blogspot.com/ http://crystalsdesign.blogspot.com/ These are both my blogs.
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It`s true that some women may not produce enough milk. But many women are told to use formula just because their milk hasn`t come in yet, and aren`t informed that colostrum IS enough nourishment to meet baby`s needs for the first few days. Women can be guilted into the thinking that they aren`t properly nourishing their child with breast milk, and many people in our society have come to beleive that formula is better and essential for their babies health. No one should feel guilty for using formula when they`ve made the effort to breastfeed and have difficulties, but those that are able should know all the facts before deciding not to breastfeed. (as a note, I also think its disgusting that society has such a double standard when it comes to breast feeding in public, or posted pictures. Breastfeeding is BEAUTIFUL)
My pediatrician was great with my 3rd baby. At two weeks she hadn't reagained enough weight and was acting massively cranky and hungry. Doc suggested I give her up to 2 oz of formula after a 25- 30 min feed (didn't tell me I 'had' to and didn't want me to give much at all!). After 3 day milk finally came in and she was full after nursing (no more formula). She had a weight check at 3 weeks and had gained over 18 oz. Her doctor was thrilled and I got to have a happy non- constantly screaming baby.
loving the picture! so colorful and MEANINGFUL! yayy! i so agree that breastfeeding is beautiful! :)
Love this and want to enter the contest. I would want on a t-shirt 'take a picture, it lasts longer". I also have a great photo i'd like to post.Kim
The only thing I disagree with is the pump price. Mine was free with WIC, but would have cost about $200 retail. STILL cheaper than formula!
Breast feeding for me was very painful. I kept meeting with lactation specialists to find out why and everything on my babies end was perfect. I just happen to be very sensitive. It took about 3 months for my skin to toughen up and stop hurting. I wanted to give up several times, but I knew it was so important for my child. I did find relief by pumping and giving myself a break. Anyways...I just wanted to let women know that if it still hurts after the first week or so....don't feel like there is something wrong with you or your baby. Hang in there...it will get better.
I love to hear that reassurance, and kudos to you for pushing through!
I'm a proud breast feeder too. Shared this on my blogs Facebook page. Www.facebook.com/themotherexperiment or www.themotherexperiment.com