Why is your guilt more important than my need for info & support?

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Why is your guilt more important than my need for info & support?
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Wed, 08-31-2011 - 12:16pm

I was just reading an article "Cancer risk for non-breastfeeding moms", and it said:

"African-American women who do not breastfeed their babies face a higher risk of getting an aggressive form of breast cancer than their counterparts who nurse, according a US study.

The analysis found that women who had two or more children faced a 50 percent increased risk of hormone receptor-negative breast cancer, one of the toughest kinds to treat.

But this higher risk was only present in women who did not breastfeed their children."

Source: http://www.iol.co.za/lifestyle/family/baby-toddler/cancer-risk-for-non-breastfeeding-moms-1.1128517



and it makes me wonder why preventing a FFing mom's guilt is more important than my getting the information I need to help prevent breast cancer?

Why is a FFIng mom's fear of feeling guilty more important than my getting the information and support I need to successfully BF my highly allergic children?

Why a FFing mom's desire not to hear about "how wonderful BFing is" more important than my desire to feed my baby the biological norm?

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-04-2004

Why? Because too many people lack emotional maturity, and we now live in a society which caters to this problem. In fact, it's no longer even seen as a problem; it's now an acceptable way to conduct one's life. You can blame others for your failures, you can pretend you tried as hard as you possibly could even if you didn't, and you can let other people pick up the pieces for you. You can also stick your fingers in your ears and pretend that facts don't matter. It's the new order.

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Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010

May as well take off the flame-proof undies (they must itch terribly!) because 65 people have read this and not one other response. I guess we weren't controversial enough?

I am starting to wonder what you have to say around here to get a decent debate going again?? LOL

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-04-2004
Well, you never can be too sure what people are going to react to. Good thing Girl Scouts trained me so well to be prepared for anything; I keep travel-size flame-proof undies in my purse.

Not sure what we have to say, but if I had to guess, it includes the word "poison." ;)
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Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010

Well I could dig up my old posts about how some BFers do say that Formula is poison! ;)

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-04-2004
Ah, the good old days! Now I have something to read during my daughter's nap. :)
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