What I'm really thinking: the bottle-feeding mother

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Registered: 10-01-2010
What I'm really thinking: the bottle-feeding mother
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Mon, 01-09-2012 - 3:17pm

What I'm really thinking: the bottle-feeding mother

'The breast-feeding mothers probably think I'd like to breast-feed, but I wouldn't'

I see the

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-11-2006

My guess is they're thinking,"That looks a lot more efficient than breastfeeding." You're right, I want to tell them.

I

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-13-2008

The quote you highlighted stuck out to me as well. I never ever thought that. I did have issues like cracked nipples with all 3 babies, aas well as leaking, never had mastitis. But to me, the minor and mostly early problems were soon overcome, and then all I ever did think was how efficient breastfeeding was. I saw other people having to take lots of extra things around with them in a large bag, whereas if I went out, all I took was a few diapers.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-06-2010

But I don't want to fall into the trap of judging them too harshly

Really?? Isn't this what the whole article is doing....judging breastfeeding mothers? At least judging the ways you THINK they're judging you?

I think that's what I find most frustrating about this whole bf vs ff thing.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-13-2008

So no, I don't feel bad if a ffer FEELS that she's judged....welcome to life - where everyone is judged for every decision they make.