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Updated: 2013-04-15T22:32:00.757-04:00

 



Ah, "anonymous"... pseudonym of antagonistic troll...

2007-10-01T13:55:00.000-04:00

Ah, "anonymous"... pseudonym of antagonistic trolls everywhere! ;)



I think breasfeeding in public is rude to those ar...

2007-09-21T16:10:00.000-04:00

I think breasfeeding in public is rude to those around you. Sorry, but I do. I have one child and have another that will be here shortly, and have no intentions of breastfeeding the 2nd one, either. However, if you want to bare your breast in public, more power to you, but you should expect people to stare. After all, it is a naked breast, regardless of whether there is a child attached to it or not. Also, all the breastfeeders out there shouldn't be so harsh towards those of us that don't - maybe if you weren't, some women wouldn't feel the way I do!!



I didn't breastfeed because it was "difficult and ...

2007-09-21T08:03:00.000-04:00

I didn't breastfeed because it was "difficult and painful and easy to give up." LOL!
BUT having said that, I would NEVER belittle another woman for doing it!! I think she deserves a medal of honour!! It's the ultimate form of sacrifice. Not to mention what NATURE INTENDED. I don't understand how the government in these countries will allow this blasphemous advertising of formula.
In Canada, the formula canisters say first thing "Breast milk is the best form of nutrition for your baby"...
Mr. Maher is a complete bafoon. I hope he never gets to see another breast (in the flesh) again.



Gah. I already couldn't stand Bill Mahr, but when ...

2007-09-20T13:29:00.000-04:00

Gah. I already couldn't stand Bill Mahr, but when I saw the topic and watched the show, my blood was boiling. What an ass clown.



This is one of the few posts I have read on breast...

2007-09-19T23:14:00.000-04:00

This is one of the few posts I have read on breastfeeding (at any time, not just this uproar) that didn't make me feel like a completely horrid mother because I formula feed, and for that I thank you, because for me, it was a heartbreaking process trying and failing to make it work.

That said.

Bill Maher is an idiot. But I would hope that anyone who has listen to him for more then 30 seconds would know this. He really hasn't made his sexism a secret.

I asked my 14 year old hormonally charged step son about the whole thing the other day and what he thought about Moms who BF in public.

He said "Dude.. kids gotta eat, feed it"

Age doesn't always make one wise.



hmmm this post makes me want to take off my shirt ...

2007-09-19T16:22:00.000-04:00

hmmm this post makes me want to take off my shirt and just walk around naked jiggling my boobies and see what kind of response i get...i bet that would be more acceptable then nursing



Ok, I'm about eight weeks away from being able to ...

2007-09-19T16:03:00.000-04:00

Ok, I'm about eight weeks away from being able to breastfeed, and since our first child is adopted I wasn't able to breastfeed him.

And I am definitely PRO breastfeeding; in fact I can't wait to be able to do it with baby to be. In fact, it was one of the big reasons we decided to do IVF instead of adopt again.

But, something I don't quite understand, and maybe it’s because I haven't done it yet, is can't breastfeeding in public be done discreetly? My Mom talks about breastfeeding my brother and me almost 40 years ago and how she could do it and people hardly ever knew.

I plan on breastfeeding whenever and wherever I need to, and heaven help someone who tries to tell me I can’t. But I always assumed I would be able to do it in a way that no one else had to see my breasts.

Am definitely going to have to watch that episode on demand.



excellent - well said.

2007-09-19T13:33:00.000-04:00

excellent - well said.



Excellent post! You said everything so well. And...

2007-09-19T10:52:00.000-04:00

Excellent post! You said everything so well. And I'm going to check out that documentary. I have the same position as you on formula. It is, of course, necessary in some cases. Of course, if the formula companies want to make it seem better than breastmilk, all the better for them because no company ever made a dime off of a mother's milk.

And the discomfort thing? I so get that. Of course, I'm just one of those lazy mothers who don't plan ahead and have the audacity to stay out in public for more than an hour an a half. Ugh. It would be really nice if some men would graduate from adolescence already.



I saw this episode, and the comments were delivere...

2007-09-19T09:53:00.000-04:00

I saw this episode, and the comments were delivered in a typical male adolescent manner.

Not being able to breastfeed was so disappointing to me. But because I didn't, I sometimes find it hard to relate to the passion that these kind of incidents incur.

I do understand it, though, and support your position 100 percent. This is a natural function, nothing sexual about it.

Men who cannot separate breastfeeding from sex are hindered by their own raunchy arrested development.



A great post on this subject - when I was nursing ...

2007-09-19T09:52:00.000-04:00

A great post on this subject - when I was nursing my girl I always appreciated any little sign of support and understanding. I will always be especially grateful to the older woman at my church who came up to me after I'd nursed during the sermon - I was expecting a scolding, but instead she told me how happy it made her to see a little baby getting the food she needs when she needs it.



Beautifully said! Right down to the appropo monkie...

2007-09-19T09:28:00.000-04:00

Beautifully said! Right down to the appropo monkier of "asshat". I hope you don't mind- I linked to your blog on mine. You said everything I wish I could articulate more clearly and without the profanity. :)



I can't believe this is still a topic of discussio...

2007-09-19T05:43:00.000-04:00

I can't believe this is still a topic of discussion. I thought the media was all ready to bash thoughtless mothers who were too selfish to breastfeed . . . but I guess any female bashing is too good an opportunity to pass up. Damned if you don't, damned if you do.



Fame does not bring wisdom. Clearly.

2007-09-18T23:03:00.000-04:00

Fame does not bring wisdom. Clearly.



Great post, Christina! Very well thought out and ...

2007-09-18T22:14:00.000-04:00

Great post, Christina! Very well thought out and balanced.

Everything I tried to write about the subject had too many curse words.



What formula companies, especially Nestle do in th...

2007-09-18T20:26:00.000-04:00

What formula companies, especially Nestle do in the rest of the world is why some have been boycotting them for decades. I think formula is a great tool, but they're scum. Makes you not want to use their stuff.



was an asshat ... girl I am on your boat to get th...

2007-09-18T20:11:00.000-04:00

was an asshat ... girl I am on your boat to get the message out!



People like Maher make me angry. Really, really a...

2007-09-18T16:19:00.000-04:00

People like Maher make me angry. Really, really angry. It's so hard for a new mom (any mom, really), and we just don't need more negativity. AND we don't need to be cooped up for a year or more either...



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2007-09-18T16:14:00.000-04:00

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The whole formula in the Phillipines is more distu...

2007-09-18T15:45:00.000-04:00

The whole formula in the Phillipines is more disturbing than Bill's ugly face any day. And like you, I'm not against formula. I just feel as though people should be informed about everything in an honest way.

And I never found him funny. Won't watch his show. And am closing my facebook account.

I encourage others to do so.



This is one of the best commentaries I think I've ...

2007-09-18T14:27:00.000-04:00

This is one of the best commentaries I think I've ever read! I don't breast feed (my daughter is adopted), but I am a fervent supporter of all who do.

My husband and I lived in Costa Rica for a time (and traveled extensively throughout Latin America), and the whole formula ad campaign thing had just blown up there with the findings that children were being malnourished because mothers were being persuaded through the media that their milk wasn't "good enough," yet they couldn't afford enough formula. It's just sick.



It just absolutely baffles me that people continue...

2007-09-18T14:24:00.000-04:00

It just absolutely baffles me that people continue to be such idiots about this issue. They're breasts. Your mother has them. Get over it.

Your soapbox may be smaller than his darlin' but your class places you a step above.



I've not really been much of a late night TV watch...

2007-09-18T13:33:00.000-04:00

I've not really been much of a late night TV watcher, so my saying I'll never watch him again doesn't mean much. But what an ass. And I don't mean that in a sexual way. Just like I wasn't showing my breasts off in a sexual manner while breastfeeding my children.