this makes me so mad!
July 28, 2007 5:17pm CST
I joined CafeMom last week, and I belong to a breastfeeding group. Another member found a thread posted in a "young moms" group, and this is how it went:"Breastmilk vs. Formula Did you breastfeed, formual feed, or both? Why??I personally formula fed from the beginning till she started drinking juice around 1 1/2 yrs old. It's more expensive but I didnt want the burden of pumping milk out of my body and I was scared it would ruin the way my boobs looked. I had a friend who breast fed her son till he was 2 1/2 years old!!! She showed me her boobs and I was like 'OMG why are you still breastfeeding?' Her answer was, 'cause I dont wanna buy formula and whenever my boobs fill up, the look huge! (shes always been flat chested)"ANOTHER MOMS REPLY WAS:"I bottle fed from day one, formula. I didnt want to have to deal with the hassle of never being able to go out, being the only one who could feed the baby, and the embarrassment and rudeness of nursing in public. Yeah, formula isnt cheap, but my fiance and I are financially stable, so it wasnt an issue. Making a bottle takes all of 30 seconds and you can do it anywhere. Ive seen what boobs look like after a woman breastfeeds, and its nasty, no way am I going to do that to my perfect 34D's!"There is so much wrong with that post I dont know where to begin....
• United States
29 Jul 07
I am also nursing my 1 1/2 year old son and I think it is absolutely wonderful. It is not about the money that you save from buying formula. I don't think my boobs look horrible. Actually I think they look much better. It is about the good things that you pass on to your child through the milk as well as the magnificent bonding that ensues. I do not understand how anybody can say something wrong about nursing. I was able to go out anytime I wanted. I don't care if the public is not ready for a nursing mom. It is my business and they should mind their own business. My child is more important than all those nonsense.