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Why is everyone so shocked when a young mom breastfeeds?

Posted by on Sep. 29, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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Only older moms are supposed to breastfeed? And also when my moms friends ask about me and she mentions that I'm "still" breastfeeding at 3 months, they act so surprised!

Once I was NIP and this lady said, "wow, it's nice to see a youn girl breastfeeding." Like it's soooo uncommon?

Where are my other EBF ladies at :) 

by on Sep. 29, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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KaroGreenly
by on Sep. 29, 2012 at 2:42 PM
Statistically, younger moms are less likely to breastfeed. So, their reactions are justified.
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meg0620
by on Sep. 29, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Do you know why ?

megandcailey08
by Bronze Member on Sep. 29, 2012 at 2:50 PM
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I've been breastfeeding my son for almost 13 months!
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cemcnair
by on Sep. 29, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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This is true. But, we should change that!!

Quoting KaroGreenly:

Statistically, younger moms are less likely to breastfeed. So, their reactions are justified.
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feliciasmith
by on Sep. 29, 2012 at 3:06 PM
I breastfed my dd til she was 1, but I got that a lot too. It was apparently a big deal lol
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NowImAMom...
by on Sep. 29, 2012 at 3:07 PM
I ebf, my son is 5 months old and I am 21.
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ashleyrenee24
by Ashley on Sep. 29, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Yep, this. I was a young mom who BF though.

Quoting KaroGreenly:

Statistically, younger moms are less likely to breastfeed. So, their reactions are justified.


Teenmommy1119
by on Sep. 29, 2012 at 3:09 PM
Probably because of how it makes the boobies sag

Quoting meg0620:

Do you know why ?

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mommyoftwins28
by on Sep. 29, 2012 at 3:24 PM
I guess young moms give up Idk lol I breastfed my twins for 8 months
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novachick
by Bronze Member on Sep. 29, 2012 at 3:31 PM
Because the majority of young moms don't breast feed. I did and I know of others who did also but I still realize we are the minority. I breastfed by dd till she self weened at 23 months.
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