A Breastfeeding Snob - finally!
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|Fri, 08-17-2012 - 6:46am|
In another forum I got wind of yet another Burger Side of Fries, woe is me, I did everything I could to breastfeed including bringing my pump to the labor with me, yada-yada, and then I found this!
Evidence for a Big Meannie -
I have, however, always been good at breastfeeding. I can’t say that its always come easy but I’ve always felt proud that I breastfed the girls for over a year. I firmly believed that breast milk was the only suitable nutrition for my children and I likened formula to pet food. I thought women who complained of supply problems, latching problems or any other sort of breastfeeding hurdle were simply not committed to the cause. Of course, publicly, I would never say these things. In the many titillating (pun intended) conversations I’ve had with friends regarding feeding their young, I’ve always recited a politically correct mantra that went something like, “You just have to do what works for you. Every mother and baby is different.” Really I wanted to call them out as lazy or a selfish-quitter. I could not fathom feeding my baby out of a can when I had the perfect food provided for him.
And yet, somehow, this self-identified Breastfeeding Snob doesn't seem to deserve the wrath of the Formula Defenders.