Is it OK to love breastfeedng?

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Is it OK to love breastfeedng?
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Fri, 12-17-2010 - 12:43am

The discussion on the other thread about whether you love BF'ing got me thinking about how some people seem to have an issue with others mothers loving BF'ing, especially if you love it so much as to continue to BF beyond a year or two. I've noticed that some people, especially some parents who FF'd in the past seem to have a problem with others mothers loving breastfeeding. In their minds, if you do it at all, you do for the health benefits or to save money and some other benefit but

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Fri, 12-17-2010 - 6:02am

I can see that those who claim that the mother is only doing it for herself, especially with extended nursing would really jump on anyone who said they love breastfeeding, and say that only justifies the doing it for herself idea.

I can also see that those who did not breastfeed for long, and perhaps gave up because of problems or perceived problems would possibly not understand someone saying they loved breastfeeding. I certainly did not love the problems I went through at the start and if I had given up easily when faced with them, I too would not have got to the stage where there were lots more things to love about it. If a mother in that situation became disbelieving or defensive, it would actually be understandable in a way.

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Wed, 12-22-2010 - 10:41am

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Mon, 12-27-2010 - 2:13pm
charleen2008 wrote:

The discussion on the other thread about whether you love BF'ing got me thinking about how some people seem to have an issue with others mothers loving BF'ing, especially if you love it so much as to continue to BF beyond a year or two. I've noticed that some people, especially some parents who FF'd in the past seem to have a problem with others mothers loving breastfeeding. In their minds, if you do it at all, you do for the health benefits or to save money and some other benefit but

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Mon, 12-27-2010 - 10:51pm
jessica765 wrote:
This topic is strange to me.

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Tue, 12-28-2010 - 11:52am

It would be be sort of like when your friends talk endlessly about the school trip to Disneyland you had to miss due to illness so tell them to shut up about it around you.


That I definitely understand.

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Tue, 01-04-2011 - 8:47am

I think there is an implication that if you enjoy it, i.e. are doing it for selfish reasons, it must be somehow at the baby's expense.