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Old 06-15-2007, 11:13 PM
 
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I have no problem with it...I have a problem with people judging nursing mothers, and thinking a rubber nipple in a baby's mouth is better...I am pretty conservative, but nursing is natural. My son nursed until he was 4. Not like my breast was hanging out all over the place...but by the time he was 6 months he was saying mam-mam for breast.., and was speaking in sentences of three words at a year. So what difference does that make?
It is not something that should be regulated by the government, it is a personal choice, the government needs to stay the heck out of! You cannot get second hand breast-milk by being in the same room as someone NIP
MBG
I totally agree, MBG...
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Old 06-16-2007, 08:17 AM
 
Location: TAMPA
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im just upset at the fact that i had to return to work after three months of leave. i would love to stay home with my child and nurse him as long as possible. now i have no choice but to pump my milk out in a shower stall in the bathroom. i pump twice a day and my milk is suffering i don't know how longer
i could keep it up. i just think our government should over longer maternity
leave with pay.
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Old 06-20-2007, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
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Holy cow! A kids gotta eat. It boggles my mind that this is such an issue.
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Old 06-20-2007, 05:51 PM
 
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I have to say..and this is an honest opinion, that 7 years ago the whole maternity, pregnancy seen was hip and as cool or "green and crunchy" as it is now.

I see some of the clothes that I *gulp* was subjected to wearing when i was pregnant with my first in 1999-2000..and you midas well have written "PREGNANT WOMEN IN A POTATO SACK ON BOARD!". Nursing was still accepted..but I have to admit..it wasnt considered "as cool" as it is now.

Now I look at the clothes being due in september with my 3rd girl..and man o man..I am a shopaholic....LOL IN fact, the clothes are so much cuter than the regular stores (mimis maternity, pea in a pod etc etc etc).

Plus the whole organic and green and crunchy movement have really solidfied the breastfeeding beliefs..which is even cooler!

I breastfed my first, second and plan nursing my third..and am proud that she is being born 7 years later when things are just more vogue and cool.

In fact..I am even contemplating extended breastfeeding (to me that is 18 months)...if it works.

My husband is an AVID supporter of breastfeeding and wouldnt have it any other way. My grandmother is still alive and kicking..and being from an asian country heritage....she nursed till all her kids (my mom included) till they were like 3.

Whats even more funny...is that the upper class back home has this impression that the "americans" are cooler if they formula feed and its become a hot trend to bottle feed instead of nurse over there. All my cousins back chose not to BF and formula feed instead and were shocked at how popular that a first world country would choose to breastfeed ( I am from an asian country heritage 3rd world--where class and society are still important--so its considered "high class" to be able to pay for formula and modern disposable diapers instead of cloth".

Its funny isnt it.....how either way there is no perfect solution!
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Old 06-23-2007, 07:55 AM
 
Location: TAMPA
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Whats even more funny...is that the upper class back home has this impression that the "americans" are cooler if they formula feed and its become a hot trend to bottle feed instead of nurse over there. All my cousins back chose not to BF and formula feed instead and were shocked at how popular that a first world country would choose to breastfeed ( I am from an asian country heritage 3rd world--where class and society are still important--so its considered "high class" to be able to pay for formula and modern disposable diapers instead of cloth".

It is not just the upper class homes .Lots of african american "lower class homes" are choicing not to breastfeed also. They are not educated and have a lot of misconception about breastfeeding. For ex your boobs will sag, its too time consuming, they think it's gross and associate it with a poor african women walking around with her boobs exposed. It is something that the third world country does because they can't afford formula. Another
thing is if the government did'nt provide wic services I think alot of minorities
will breastfeed. Wic should be encoraging less unfortunate people to breastfeed instead of giving out free cow milk.
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Old 06-23-2007, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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Wic should be encoraging less unfortunate people to breastfeed instead of giving out free cow milk.
WIC does promote breastfeeding, and tells young mothers-to-be at every possible opportunity that BF is the best choice. And about the cows milk- that it actually given to pregnant mothers (who wouldn't be drinking breast milk anyway) and those toddlers who are not breastfeeding exclusively. I fail to see how including milk in their food packages detracts from or discourages breastfeeding. As far as formula, the client does not get any formula prior to having the baby (they have to contact WIC once the baby is born to recieve the formula or formula vouchers), so really it is being given to those mothers who have already decided not to BF. I do some programming with WIC, and (at least in Maine) find that they are very pro-breastfeeding.
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Old 06-23-2007, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Hillsborough
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I think that when she referred to "free cow milk" she was referring to formula, which is made from cow's milk (unless it's soy formula or something).
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Old 06-23-2007, 09:58 AM
 
Location: TAMPA
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I think that when she referred to "free cow milk" she was referring to formula, which is made from cow's milk (unless it's soy formula or something).

thank you that's exactly what I meant.
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