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bottle feeding.

Posted by on Feb. 5, 2009 at 1:15 AM
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Before you read, I want to state that I bottle fed. I find nothing wrong with bottle feeding nor with breast feeding. I thought this was pretty FUNNY. And it gets a point across. I didn't breast feed, nto for long anyway. So not trying to make a point of any sort, just wanted to share. IT's pretty eye-opening even to those who AREN'T against breastfeeding in public...

here it goes....(fingers crossed hoping this causes no drama.....hahhaa)

***IF YOU START READING IT, READ IN ITS ENTIRETY***


"Women should cover up their bottles when they are feeding their babies...
I wasn’t exposed to bottle-feeding much growing up and seeing it makes me very uncomfortable. I mean if you think about it, a bottle is a substitute for the breast, and since breasts are sexual, doesn’t that make a bottle kind of like a dildo?! Eww, gross.


When I see a mom bottle-feeding, I don’t know where to look. I can’t look directly at the bottle or the baby because the idea of feeding a baby formula makes me sick to my stomach. It’s just gross. And the way babies sound when they eat??? They slurp and suck and dribble formula everywhere! It’s just nasty and it *smells*! I shouldn’t have to see that! And what about my young son? How am I supposed to explain to him why a woman is bottle-feeding? I mean, he’s too young to understand how different parts of the body function. It’s going to be hard to explain to him that women actually choose not to nurse, or can’t for one reason or another. It’ll probably upset him to know that lots of babies don’t get "nurse-nurse" like he does. I don’t want to have to deal with him being emotionally scarred by seeing bottles.


And imagine the therapy bills I’ll have to pay for when he’s older!

So bottle-feeding moms should either go into a bathroom, re-lactate so they can use their breasts in public, or cover up with a blanket. Sure, I know the excuses....bathrooms are dirty and no one should have to eat in there. But women could still re-lactate. Oh, yeah I know how hard it would be, but ya know, we DO have nice pumps available nowadays. She could get a good supply going for the sole purpose of feeding in public. If she would just use her breasts, we wouldn’t have to see those indecent bottles all the time. And if she has a hard time re-lactating, she could always just cover up with a blanket when she has to use a bottle. Oh I know some babies aren’t comfortable under a blanket. Re-breathing their own carbon dioxide for 20+ minutes must come at a price, but who cares? At least I wouldn’t have to see bottles.


And if a woman doesn’t want to go through all that trouble, she could just schedule outings around the baby’s feedings. A bottle-fed baby only has to eat, what? Every 3-4 hours? She can just bottle-feed at home, go out, and rush back with a screaming baby if he needs to eat sooner than the schedule allows.


I’ll admit that I’m uncomfortable with bottle-feeding in public. And as an American, I have a right to not have to be exposed to that sort of thing. Women should be aware of everyone else and accommodating to all others.



After all, our right not to be offended is more important than a baby’s right to eat, right?

by on Feb. 5, 2009 at 1:15 AM
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ArmyGal
by on Feb. 5, 2009 at 1:16 AM

eye rolling

 

3gurlsmom
by on Feb. 5, 2009 at 1:20 AM

glad u liked it :-)

Quoting ArmyGal:

eye rolling


Ayla-bellesmom
by on Feb. 5, 2009 at 1:24 AM

Lmao that was hilarious. It really does express the extreme stupidity on BOTH sides of "debate", when women get so emotional one way or the other.

I feel the need to clarify, that I did in fact both breast and bottle feed my daughter.

     

jennrn79
by on Feb. 5, 2009 at 1:25 AM

I unfortunatly wasn't able to breastfeed long, but this is funny :)

3gurlsmom
by on Feb. 5, 2009 at 1:27 AM

glad u enjoyed it. I thought I was the only one who can appreciate a good laugh. Funny way to get a point across huh?

Quoting Ayla-bellesmom:

Lmao that was hilarious. It really does express the extreme stupidity on BOTH sides of "debate", when women get so emotional one way or the other.

I feel the need to clarify, that I did in fact both breast and bottle feed my daughter.


CourtneyStone
by on Feb. 5, 2009 at 1:32 AM

Hahahaha so true. My daughter screams at the sight of a bottle. I pumped and attempted to give her bottles of the expressed milk. Nope I even waited til she was 3 months cause I wanted to have a nice supply so I could go out and not have to nurse in public. She wouldn'thave it.  And trying to find somewhere to nurse in a store is about impossible. I think its that its artificial, not the same as the real thing.

breastfeeding

3gurlsmom
by on Feb. 5, 2009 at 1:37 AM

I'm jealous! I wanted to breast feed my daughters but couldn't.

My first-she wouldn't latch, as much as I tried and nurses and lactation consultants helped, she couldn't get it. So I stopped her hunger cries and gave into bottle feeding.

My second- my milk dried up in 2 wks!!!!!! I was mad, because she latched on! but was still hungry after a feeding.

My third- I had the most HORRIBLE contractions after labor. they were WORSE than labor contractions. And breastfeeding made them worse. Ibuprofen wasn't strong enough to make them go away, and Hydrocodone would knock me out, so I couldn't feed the baby cuz I felt like I was gonna drop her and pass out! I couldn't do it, it was the most painful think I've experienced, well..one of them.


 

Quoting CourtneyStone:

Hahahaha so true. My daughter screams at the sight of a bottle. I pumped and attempted to give her bottles of the expressed milk. Nope I even waited til she was 3 months cause I wanted to have a nice supply so I could go out and not have to nurse in public. She wouldn'thave it.  And trying to find somewhere to nurse in a store is about impossible. I think its that its artificial, not the same as the real thing.

breastfeeding


PrydferthMenyw
by on Feb. 5, 2009 at 6:30 AM

  I have been on both sides and was actually applauded for my choice to bottlefeed after I could no longer breastfeed (health issues-long stories). 

  This story is so cute - I enjoyed reading it.

MoodyMamma
by on Feb. 5, 2009 at 6:40 AM

I pump into bottles when I'm going to go out and I've gotten some dirty looks while feeding my dd. Now I wonder....were they picturing a big dildo lol?




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RheaF
by on Feb. 5, 2009 at 9:19 AM

I love it!!! It really does show how stupid the actual debate over public BF is. And yes I did FF my DD but I am BF DS. So I know both sides. 

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