Thursday, January 24, 2013

Breast Feeding???

 Breast, boobies, tettas, bouncy balls, milk jugs…so many names. Call them whatever you want but they are the two things on a  woman’s body. No different than other parts of a body but at the same time OH SO DIFFERENT. So this weeks ThemeThursday is Breast Feeding. So am I for it, am I against it


I believe whoever created a human body (whether you think God or science) they created women’s boobies to produce milk or least for some women. And because they were created for this who am I to argue with this. You can read countless articles and studies telling you how much healthier it is for a baby to drink breast milk than formula. Now don’t misunderstand


I chose to breast feed that does not mean that I think breast feeding is the one and only way. I know many women who chose not to or can’t. That is their/your business. Everybody has a right to their own choices.

Me, I chose to breast feed my kids…sort of. With my oldest I did it for 6 months. It was so hard to get him use to it at the beginning. We tried so many different positions and finally the only one that worked was with me lying down and him lying down next to me and then he would eat. This meant that when we were in public I could never do it. I wasn’t about to lie down in the middle of the supermarket, library or park to feed my kid. Those times he got pumped breast milk in a bottle. My youngest just never caught on. I tried for 3 weeks EVERYDAY to get him to latch on but it just never worked. After about a month I just gave up and gave him breast milk for some time and then formula for the rest. I felt so guilty. I really wanted to breast feed him. For his health and for economical reasons. Formulas are very expensive.

So how do I feel about the whole breast feeding business in public??

I really have mixed emotions.

On the one hand I condone it. I support it. Like I said at the beginning of this post someone gave us boobies filled with milk so that someone wanted us to give this milk to our babies. It is our right as mothers to feed our kids. Babies don’t know when its “appropriate” to eat and when its not. When they’re hungry they want food. As mothers we feel we must make ourselves available and give them this food.

On the other hand I believe in the saying There’s a Right Time and a Right Place for Everything” So what does that mean? It means feeding your baby when he/she is hungry but at the same time maybe being just a bit considerate of others. I know it’s a natural thing for a mother to breast feed her baby but some people are just uncomfortable watching this. Maybe just maybe we don’t have to whip out our boobies at every family function, every time we go to the park, library, train, airplane, etc. Just maybe we can be considerate of other people’s discomfort and give our baby a bottle. Don’t worry nothing bad is going to happen to your baby if you give him/her a bottle filled with breast milk every once in a while. I know some will say that if a person feels uncomfortable they should leave and I agree with that if they are in your house but out in public we need to think of others and not just what we want.

This is just my opinion. I don’t mean to offend anyone or for that matter insinuate that my opinion is right and everyone else is wrong. NOT AT ALL.

This is just my opinion. PERIOD

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  1. I now have a picture in my head of you lying on the floor in the cereal aisle, haha! Thanks for that.

    1. Got to lighten the mood a bit. People take things too seriously. Glad I made you laugh.

  2. I loved this. You give both sides.

    I just noticed I'm on the sidebar ---> Thanks, lady!

  3. You could have come laid down with me in my classroom and breastfed while I popped my pelvis back into place. HA HA! I remember all the different positions they suggested to me-I always thought that the "football" hold was funny. Was I supposed to go in for a touchdown when the baby was done feeding?

    I never went for the whole feeding in public thing. I always either brought something along or went and hid in my car while doing it. No way was I gonna subject anyone to that!

    1. I know the whole football thing...what is that all about? I could never get the hang of that. It felt so weird holding my baby that way.

      No public breastfeeding for me either. I never felt comfortable "whipping it out" in public.

  4. I loved the "Lie on my side in the middle of the night and pass out cold while I feed them" position. :)

    1. That was my favorite reason for breastfeeding, never having to get up during the night to get a bottle going. Of course the down side being that until about a month ago my now 7 1/2 year old didn't want to hear of sleeping by himself. You win some, you lose some.

  5. You made some great points from both perspectives. Great post!

  6. In all honesty, I don't think I've seen a mother breastfeeding without a blanket covering her in, maybe ever. The kind of women who don't use a cover are probably making a statement. So I gladly look when they do that. It's a sweet thing to see, a baby nursing. If she's willing to show it, I'll appreciate it. (Found your blog kinda randomly, glad I did!)