This just shows how far we have come from what is important, what is natural and what is best for our children and families… Vanity 1st
Under the headline “I formula fed. So what?”, Kathryn Blundell says in this month’s Mother & Baby that she bottle fed her child from birth because “I wanted my body back. (And some wine)… I also wanted to give my boobs at least a chance to stay on my chest rather than dangling around my stomach.”
She goes on to say: “They’re part of my sexuality, too – not just breasts, but fun bags. And when you have that attitude (and I admit I made no attempt to change it), seeing your teeny, tiny, innocent baby latching on where only a lover has been before feels, well, a little creepy.”
She concedes that “there are all the studies that show [breastfeeding] reduces the risk of breast cancer for you, and stomach upsets and allergies for your baby. But even the convenience and supposed healthbenefits of breast milk couldn’t induce me to stick my nipple in a bawling baby’s mouth.”
Thanks bunches, “sexual empowerment!” You’ve now made nurturing a child “creepy.” Many Web sites, like Lactivist, are upset over the negative, and misleading, message that the above article sends about breastfeeding and the benefits thereof. That is an issue; breastfeeding is frowned upon far too often and many women succumb to the pressures of family or work, and wean their babies earlier than they actually want to.
Finish reading, if you have the stomach for it here.
Reposted: True Health Is True Wealth