Tricia - posted on 02/19/2009 ( 47 moms have responded )
I'm so sick of hearing "I didn't produce enough milk" and "It just didn't work out" and other ridiculous nonsense from every mother I meet! Yeah, some women have insurmountable problems, but most don't! And here in the affluent US, we have lots of resources to help! BF is better for mom. BF is WAY better for baby. The WHO just revised their recommendations and now they say even moms with AIDS should BF for at least 6 months! Formula costs an arm and a leg, not to mention the increased health care costs over the lifetime of babies who are fed formula. I understand that getting started BF is difficult, but after the initial challenge, it's easier and more convenient to give the baby your boob whenever you're together.
So what gives?? Are 90% of women so uneducated that they really think it's all the same? Are we all just too lazy to get past the first few weeks when it's hard? Are we being undermined by family, sociey, and doctors to the point that our tired brains can't stand the pressure?? I for one am going to fight back against the ubiquitous bottle: the next baby shower I go to, I'm making my own wrapping paper and decorating it with boobs.