Why the World Has a Screwed Up View on Breastfeeding (And Some Things We Can Do to Help)

I am sharing this article because to me breastfeeding is very important. I find myself sometimes quite nervous about sharing my views because people are quick to react in anger and aggression. Well, tough!

I breastfeed both my children (one aged 3 and one aged 3 months),and they thrive as a result. But I do not look down on women who cannot breastfeed or who choose not to. I just want women to know that they have these choices, and we can actually trust our natural intuition…

photo-17

Every time I call my grandmother, she asks me the same question, “Are you still breastfeeding… maybe it’s time you stop.”  Now, I love my grandmother.   She raised four kids of her own and she was/is an awesome mother.  But, breastfeeding is not something that she did.  It’s not that she COULDN’T breastfeed her babies.  It’s that she was told that she SHOULDN’T breastfeed her babies.  Women of my grandmother’s era were told that ‘breastfeeding was not a scientific way to feed a baby‘.  They were given ‘dry up‘ medicine in the hospital (after a completely drugged and unconscious forceps birth).  It’s what you were told to do back then in America.  You listened to your doctor, because the doctor knew best…  Sigh…

Well, luckily, in today’s world, we know that breastfeeding IS the best way to nourish a baby.  But, women need…

View original post 1,904 more words

Advertisements

About SpookyMrsGreen

Catherine Green: The Pagan Housewife. Join my tribe, and I will send you a fabulous FREE book from my Redcliffe novels British paranormal series! http://eepurl.com/b7HHVn
This entry was posted in Random Musings. Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Why the World Has a Screwed Up View on Breastfeeding (And Some Things We Can Do to Help)

  1. Deena Rae says:

    Kudos to you for breastfeeding. I was unable to bf my first child but was able to bf my second son until he was 2 and my daughter is now 4 and still has the night/naptime feeding. First child was sick all the time, second child never sick – until this year with appendix and the 4 year old only got sick when she started school. BF has excellent benefits both emotionally, physically and nutritionally which a manufactured formula cannot give. Keep up the good work.

    • Thank you Deena, my daughters are healthy as well, my toddler only got her 1st tummy bug aged 2 and it was ‘Mummy Milk’ that sustained her during recovery. Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your input.

  2. Pingback: 6 reasons why breastfeeding propaganda annoys me | The Rebel Mum

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s