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(Daily Mail)   Exhausted, sleep deprived mother of premature twins lashes out at "Breastapo" for making her feel guilty, selfish and lazy for supplementing formula for breastmilk   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 55
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2013-04-11 09:48:33 AM
11 votes:

God Is My Co-Pirate: I'd just like to take this moment to give a special "fark you" to the old crone who came up to me while I was with my daughter in a café and hissed, "I hope that's breast milk in that bottle."


This is one of the situations in life where "go fark yourself, biatch" is not only an acceptable response, it's actually the preferred one.

What IS it with some people?  Yes, breast milk is better than formula, especially for the first few months.  But for fark's sake, there's a hundred different reasons why you might see a stranger giving formula to their kid.  And in the final analysis, guess what -- even if it's because they're being "selfish" -- it's none of your farking business!  Sure, if you see them diluting the formula with vodak, that might be worth a mention to the appropriate authorities, but "using baby formula" is not child abuse, and bothering a stranger (who may have a perfect medical reason for bottle feeding) about it is simply reprehensible.

My daughter breast-fed from my wife for quite a while.  My son weaned himself at 6 months.  Weaned HIMSELF.  So should my wife have intentionally withheld anything but breastmilk from a child who was so active, and growing so fast, that he simply needed more food?  And how would that be less "cruel" than formula feeding?

There are multiple sides to this issue. My sister in law's due date is in May.  She's already told us that she has no intention of breastfeeding because she doesn't want her stupid-looking fake titties to become "ugly".  My sister-in-law is an idiot who should have been sterilized at puberty, but that's a whole other issue.  At this moment in time, and for women in this culture, you can choose to bottle-feed, and it's "fine".  Not optimal, but "fine"  We don't get to insist that other people raise their children perfectly,  If so, Honey Boo Boo would be a reality CRIME show.

OK, done babbling.   Hopefully this will be an amusing thread.
2013-04-11 09:32:14 AM
9 votes:
I'd just like to take this moment to give a special "fark you" to the old crone who came up to me while I was with my daughter in a café and hissed, "I hope that's breast milk in that bottle."
2013-04-11 10:36:13 AM
5 votes:

orbister: It beats me why anyone who could breast feed would chose formula. Breast is free and there's no faffing about with sterilisation, carrying stuff around, getting supplies and so on. That said, there are lots of perfectly good reasons for not being able to breast feed, and in those cases you're hardly going to let the kid starve to death.


sometimes the woman, who's been waiting 9 months to drink a beer or smoke a joint, just wants to unwind every once in a while without endangering baby.
2013-04-11 10:30:06 AM
5 votes:
It beats me why anyone who could breast feed would chose formula. Breast is free and there's no faffing about with sterilisation, carrying stuff around, getting supplies and so on. That said, there are lots of perfectly good reasons for not being able to breast feed, and in those cases you're hardly going to let the kid starve to death.
2013-04-11 10:52:39 AM
4 votes:
A guy I worked was in the grocery line buying formula for his young-un. The lady behind him started going on about how breast milk is soooo much better for the baby. He turned around an looked her in the eye and said "My wife just died...thanks."

He said the color ran out of her face after that remark.

/No woman actually died in this story
2013-04-11 12:04:14 PM
3 votes:
Having dealt with the Breastapo via our local branch of the La Leche League, I completely sympathize with this woman. I was made to feel as though I was a bad mother because I was unable to breastfeed due to an inherited condition that caused me, my sister, mother, materal grandmother, etc. to completely stop producing breast milk.

Was I supposed to allow my baby to be hungry and lose weight? I had hoped that the condition would skip me, but it didn't. . I was already crying my eyes out that I couldn't breastfeed & those harpies from the LLL made me feel as though I were the worst mother in the world.
2013-04-11 10:39:33 AM
3 votes:

Altair: Could someone explain this nonsense to a 30 yr old stoner with no kids?  Please don't make me Google breast feeding news.


People who don't have much going for them will define themselves by whatever they can do right and feel good about. For some people, it's model trains. For others, it's breastfeeding. For me, it's fixing computers. (I'm not good for much else.) Within each specialty, there's usually a vocal minority who only barely tolerate the existence of other people who either lack their "talent," or disagree vehemently about the specifics. (Ever see a blog rant about stupid old people that can't use computers? Or about dumb people who don't use keyboard shortcuts?)

Mostly it's insecurity - if somebody else disagrees with me on the best way to do XYZ, I could interpret that as disapproval on their part of the methods I've been using. (No, dude, a digital signal is a digital signal - gold plated connectors on a SPDIF don't matter.)

When kids are involved, it's just more personal. Fear's involved too. (A fight? What? How dare you question my abilities as a mother, I'm an excellent parent! It's YOUR KID'S FAULT!)

I suspect if more people were stoners, the world would be a better place. Keep on keepin' on.
2013-04-11 10:37:01 AM
3 votes:

orbister: It beats me why anyone who could breast feed would chose formula. Breast is free and there's no faffing about with sterilisation, carrying stuff around, getting supplies and so on. That said, there are lots of perfectly good reasons for not being able to breast feed, and in those cases you're hardly going to let the kid starve to death.


She's not choosing formula, she's breastfeeding but using formula for the couple night feeds so her husband can do them  because small babies eat all the time.

I don't know where this huge brigade of net nannies or whatever she's finding is coming from. Of course breastfeeding is preferred, every knows that, but if you occasionally use a bottle, so what?Or some people can't produce enough milk,or some kids are adopted and probably a few other things.She seems to be guilting herself. I don't go on the net and read columns daily about "Breastfeed all the time, you terrible mom", and have never heard it come up in public. Then again, maybe if I had a kid, these things would start popping up on me?
2013-04-11 10:27:11 AM
3 votes:

God Is My Co-Pirate: I'd just like to take this moment to give a special "fark you" to the old crone who came up to me while I was with my daughter in a café and hissed, "I hope that's breast milk in that bottle."


Respond with, "Me too... I found the bottle on the floor of the bus on the ride over..."
2013-04-11 10:21:04 AM
3 votes:
One of my friends is still dealing with guilt issues about breastfeeding, and her kid is almost 18 months. She was on FB worrying about her supply and I'm like, "Your snowflake is walking, talking and eating whatever she can stuff in her gob. It's about time to just put the titty away and get on with your life." Of course, I didn't actually post that comment.
2013-04-11 10:18:45 AM
3 votes:

God Is My Co-Pirate: I'd just like to take this moment to give a special "fark you" to the old crone who came up to me while I was with my daughter in a café and hissed, "I hope that's breast milk in that bottle."


Why didn't you just tell her to her wrinkly old face?

I don't get chicks, man. I just don't....
2013-04-11 10:03:09 AM
3 votes:
images3.wikia.nocookie.net

This is the only time I've ever felt the need to tell another woman how she should breastfeed her child. People need to mind their own business.
2013-04-11 12:30:46 PM
2 votes:

doubled99: After the birth,

YOU HAD ONE JOB


And that one job is to feed the baby.
2013-04-11 12:03:27 PM
2 votes:
Could've written TFA myself.  My twins came 5 weeks early.  The hospital had NO breast pumps and it took 4 days for the hospital lactation consultant to even get to see me.  Still had problems when I got home and the lactation consultant who came berated me for using a burp rag.  Even the last consultant (who was wonderful) couldn't help when the twins got reflux at 6 weeks and just SCREAMED like a Nazgul on repeat when I fed them.  40 minutes of sleep at time for a week and postpartum depression on top of this means one giant clusterfark.

The day I stopped BFing, switched to sensitive stomach formula and gave them their prescription reflux meds is the day my kids started getting happier and healthier.

And yes, the author of the TFA is a hero.  I've been in her situation and it was one of the worst in my life.  Using mainstream media to tell bullies to back the fark off when your own brain is telling you're a horrible mother involves one metric arseload of heroism.

Baby feeding is not a battleground; what matters is that the baby gets fed. Breast feeding bullies need to STFU.

/steps off soapbox
2013-04-11 11:56:44 AM
2 votes:

Rik01: Of course, the majority of the formula of the time was made in the USA. Nothing came in from China. We didn't know the Chinese manufacturers would basically dump in anything laying around as cost cutting fillers and then lie about it.


You didn't know the Americans did, either.  Formula is "fine" and certainly won't kill the kid; it's food.  But if the kid grows up healthy -- and mind you, plenty of kids did -- that's more credit to evolution than anything in the formula.  I'm sure mothers in the past tried to feed their kids in other ways if they couldn't make milk, so there was some pressure there for infants to adapt.  I don't know if infants are specifically tolerant or intolerant of foods other than milk, but the same organs humans use to digest solid foods are there from the start, so it's mostly just a nutritional balance issue.

The main scandal with formula is that it was a thoroughly corrupt and compromised clusterfark from the start.  The stuff may have been benign, but physicians abandoned all reason and sold an entire generation on what was a very expensive and inferior alternative to, well, free baby food.  Furthermore, while you're OK if you buy decent stuff and check the ingredients, some formulas are basically white Pepsi with some vitamins added.  That shiat's addictive enough that it can cause the baby to refuse breast milk if supplemented, and the formula companies had no incentive to discourage that.  These companies really didn't have the kid's best interest in mind.  So some of this is probably out of spite -- people feel the formula makers can't be trusted.  Well, they shouldn't ever be, but the real solution that isn't some single-minded abandonment of formula -- as others have stated, some mothers can't make enough milk or any milk at all -- but simple vigilance.  I'm not defending the "Breastapo" per se, but as a result there's immense market pressure on formula manufacturers to match the quality of breast milk as closely as possible, and that's not a bad thing for the people buying formula.
2013-04-11 11:16:53 AM
2 votes:
I was amazed at the 'advice' we got from complete strangers when the wife was pregnant and in the first 6 months or so after the kid was born.  I was out with the wife for dinner when she was carrying our first, and she orders an apple juice and soda water.  It looks like white wine, so they brought it in a wine glass...  Three women commented on the 'wine' and how no amount of alcohol is safe for a fetus during the course of our meal.  Blah, blah, blah.  What amazed me is these folks we didn't know expected an explanation beyond "How about you STFU and get back to your table before I call the manager and have you thrown out?"  Worse, my wife felt the need to explain and defend herself.  I had to cut her off and tell her 'It's none of their business what's in your glass."  In most cases the guy with them looked horribly embarrassed by their partners meddling.  After that I'd always order her apple juice and soda just to troll the busybodies.

Neither kid breastfed well and she got a lot of 'advice' about that and guilt when we just went with formula.  She was near tears one time on the phone with a 'friend' about the issue.  "Formula is tantamount to child abuse" was the way the discussion started...  I just took the handset from her, told the friend 'It's not your concern what we feed our kid, screw off.' and hung up the phone..  Women are truly horrible creatures in a group.
2013-04-11 11:14:42 AM
2 votes:
When the wife had the boy, she tried and tried to breastfeed, she put that boy on her 24/7 it seemed like. When she wasn't feeding, she was trying to pump. In the end, she just couldn't make any real volume and he wasn't interested (even the "breastapo" couldn't make it work). Less than 1 month in we went from supplementing with formula to straight up formula.

The boy is now 10+ months old, healthier than any kid ever, active as hell, 90% on all the charts, sleeps through the night, plays gently with the cats, is eating big boy food by himself, and is totally happy all the time.

Whatever benefits breastfeeding has over formula are nothing compared to what even slightly more involved parenting can bring to the table.
2013-04-11 10:32:53 AM
2 votes:
My wife had no desire what-so-ever to breastfeed our daughter, so we opted for formula.  Guess what? She's turned out great (so far, but we're not to the teen years yet...that I'll blame entirely on formula when the time comes). She's ridiculously tall, smart as a whip and a kind, gentle soul.  But thanks to the giant douchebags both in real life and on the internet who militantly insist on breast feeding for all, my wife had to struggle with a couple of months of guilt over the whole thing (on top of mildpostpartum depression).  So thanks for that, breast feeding busybodies!  This isdefinitely one area where there needs to be a lot more STFU and mind your own business.
2013-04-11 10:22:36 AM
2 votes:

theorellior: One of my friends is still dealing with guilt issues about breastfeeding, and her kid is almost 18 months. She was on FB worrying about her supply and I'm like, "Your snowflake is walking, talking and eating whatever she can stuff in her gob. It's about time to just put the titty away and get on with your life." Of course, I didn't actually post that comment.


Why didn't you? I would have.
2013-04-11 10:19:08 AM
2 votes:
I almost throat punched the woman who came up when our son was born and threw down the guilt gauntlet to my wife for using formula.

Yes lady, my wife takes medication for her mental health and without that medication she might pose a danger to herself and others but because proven science on formula must be bunk she should threaten the health of herself and baby just to give my son breast milk.

Douche
2013-04-11 09:56:32 AM
2 votes:
I would just beat those La Leche League Milk Mafia types to death with my formula bottle. If the bottle doesn't kill them the irony hopefully will.

There needs to be a comedy movie about this.
2013-04-12 08:36:15 AM
1 votes:

Galileo's Daughter: We're supposed to be a tolerant society; why can't we simply respect each other's choices (breast or bottle) and leave it at that?


Because there are too many other emotions involved. Bringing up a kid is a mind blowing responsibility for which most of us are aware that e have no training whatsoever. There is therefore a natural tendency to get defensive about one's own decisions and hostile towards other people's different decisions.

There is also the sexual aspect. While the general tenor of this thread has been "Meh. Do what you want and what works." just see what happens when a breastfeeding in public thread comes up. Instantly hordes of farkers, almost all male, start whining about it along the lines of "I like boobies. Boobies exist for my sexual gratification. I don't want to see boobies used in any other way."
2013-04-11 08:42:15 PM
1 votes:

Galileo's Daughter: We're supposed to be a tolerant society; why can't we simply respect each other's choices (breast or bottle) and leave it at that?


Because, sadly, we're not a tolerant society.
2013-04-11 07:07:31 PM
1 votes:
Orbister

Why haven't I blocked you yet? Oh well. Problem remedied.
2013-04-11 05:19:59 PM
1 votes:
Orbister

Because fat people are disgusting, obviously. Don't believe me? Try a GIS on "fat person" and then a GIS on "non-breastfeeding mother"

A lot of non-breastfeeding mothers can't help not breastfeeding due to medical conditions. Some fat people (not all, but many) can't help being fat due to various conditions, like polycystic ovarian syndrome, thyroid disease, and so forth.

My point is, whether you personally find it disgusting or not is irrelevant. You shouldn't pick on someone for being fat because there might be a whole host of medical problems making them fat that you don't know about, and they might not be able to help it, just like some non-breastfeeding mothers may not be able to breastfeed. So who the fark are you to judge anyone?

To put it another way, mind your own farking business about other people's bodies.
2013-04-11 01:28:36 PM
1 votes:

ImpatientlyUnsympathetic: I have narcolepsy though, so I'm not sure how likely it will be for me to stay off medication and maintain a round-the-clock feeding schedule.


If it helps, you don't need to have a schedule. Feeding on demand works fine, having been developed some millions years before clocks. Of course it may be a problem if the kid demands when you're out of it.

In general, I reckon there's practically nothing which can be done with reasonable intelligence and generally benevolent intentions that will cause a kid harm. They were designed to be brought up in the backs of caves by monkeys, for goodness' sake, and though the attrition rate was high then, we have vaccination, antibiotics (for the moment) and sanitation systems to deal with 99% of the problems.

It'll be fine.
2013-04-11 12:32:04 PM
1 votes:

what_now: When I was in a Wal Mart in Central Florida (let that sink in for a while) a woman with three filthy children started talking to me. My friend, who was one of those "Awww...babies" types, asked how old the littlest one was. Answer. 8 months. I asked what was in the bottle. Answer: root beer.

So you know. Worse thinks that formula


Yep. All my babies ever got in their bottle was undiluted Sun Rype Apple Juice. Good 'ol juice. Nothing wrong with giving that to your kids!
2013-04-11 12:19:47 PM
1 votes:

The My Little Pony Killer: Because maybe some people who can breastfeed just plain don't want to.


Indeed, and while I'm not convinced about "zero effects" (that's a testable claim) it doesn't seem to make any long term health difference. Having seen the bother that bottle feeders have to go to, I'm surprised that anyone would do it unnecessarily, but that's their choice and not my business.
2013-04-11 12:17:27 PM
1 votes:

God Is My Co-Pirate: I'd just like to take this moment to give a special "fark you" to the old crone who came up to me while I was with my daughter in a café and hissed, "I hope that's breast milk in that bottle."


The proper retort is, "I hope that's organic sand in your vagina."
2013-04-11 12:08:31 PM
1 votes:
After the birth,

YOU HAD ONE JOB
2013-04-11 12:08:27 PM
1 votes:
Those are the same types of people who honestly believe that there are two different growth charts for babies depending on whether or not they are breastfed, and that doctors honestly want to hide the breastfed chart from mothers.

/unfortunately, I am related to one of them
//and I feel really, really bad for her poor kids
2013-04-11 12:02:50 PM
1 votes:
My twins were born @ 27 weeks. I nearly died from the same complication that led to their early birth. There was no way I can make enough for two when I had beeen so ill. The babies had to go to a level IV NICU immediately. The hospital where I gave birth is super friendly to breastfeeding, even brought me a breastpump at the bedside and had a lactation consultant show me what to do right away. The hospital's lactation consultants and lactation nurses gave me plenty of advice on increasing my supply, but they all said that given my complication, all I can do is...all I can do. The NICU actually adds formula powder to the breastmilk before giving it to the babies because preemies need more than just the milk - they need the minerals and proteins that they would have been taking from the placenta if they were still gestating, and while nutritious, breastmilk doesn't provide enough of those. The babies are now on a combination of breastmilk and formula milk. The NICU even gave me a metric bucketload of formula to take home. The important thing is to feed the babies, not for mommy to feel superior.
2013-04-11 11:52:45 AM
1 votes:

Skirl Hutsenreiter: God Is My Co-Pirate: I'd just like to take this moment to give a special "fark you" to the old crone who came up to me while I was with my daughter in a café and hissed, "I hope that's breast milk in that bottle."

Nothing like having a baby in hand to make strangers feel entitled to biatch at you for any and every choice.

My sister was breastfeeding in the lounge in the women's restroom in Nordstrom's and someone chewed her out for not doing that in private.  As if being in a women's restroom isn't enough, you need to lock yourself in a stall lest you give a nasty old lady any excuse to snipe.

Nasty people don't need a real reason, they just look for the soft targets.



QFT on this, too.
2013-04-11 11:38:57 AM
1 votes:

theorellior: mama2tnt: but when the teeth come in, isn't that nature's way of saying, "Hey! Feed me REAL food now!"?

You'd think, but hormones don't think.


I just shot milk out my nose
2013-04-11 11:35:15 AM
1 votes:

God Is My Co-Pirate: I'd just like to take this moment to give a special "fark you" to the old crone who came up to me while I was with my daughter in a café and hissed, "I hope that's breast milk in that bottle."


Nothing like having a baby in hand to make strangers feel entitled to biatch at you for any and every choice.

My sister was breastfeeding in the lounge in the women's restroom in Nordstrom's and someone chewed her out for not doing that in private.  As if being in a women's restroom isn't enough, you need to lock yourself in a stall lest you give a nasty old lady any excuse to snipe.

Nasty people don't need a real reason, they just look for the soft targets.
2013-04-11 11:33:30 AM
1 votes:
I want nothing to do with children, but since I had a breast reduction (best decision I ever made) and various lumps taken out of my breasts, I no longer have the plumbing to make breastmilk (which is awesome in my book, but that's me).  If someone makes snide comments to you, I would just say, very loudly, "Since I had to have a double mastectomy to beat my breast cancer, I cannot physically breastfeed.  Do you make a career out of harassing cancer survivors?"  So what if it's a lie?  Just knock them down a few pegs.  What you feed your kid is your business and nobody else's.
2013-04-11 11:31:49 AM
1 votes:

theorellior: One of my friends is still dealing with guilt issues about breastfeeding, and her kid is almost 18 months. She was on FB worrying about her supply and I'm like, "Your snowflake is walking, talking and eating whatever she can stuff in her gob. It's about time to just put the titty away and get on with your life." Of course, I didn't actually post that comment.


I think breastfeeding is fine, if you can (the kids are six feet and taller, no health issues, perfectly fit, and they never saw anything BUT bottles), but when the teeth come in, isn't that nature's way of saying, "Hey! Feed me REAL food now!"?
2013-04-11 11:26:16 AM
1 votes:

Altair: Could someone explain this nonsense to a 30 yr old stoner with no kids?  Please don't make me Google breast feeding news.


When you have kids you'll rapidly find that an inordinate number of people, many of them strangers who know nothing of your circumstances, can't restrain themselves from foisting highly judgmental advice onto you regarding every aspect of parenting imaginable.

IMO you've got to develop a 'haters gonna hate' attitude and do what you believe is best for your kid.
2013-04-11 11:18:33 AM
1 votes:
Three kids, 9, 5 and 2, all healthy, no allergies or cancer or homicidal tendencies, which is shocking since they were raised on formula. The convenience of nursing/lack of sterilizing/no STUPID farkING BOTTLES WITH MORE PARTS THAN A GODDAMN SPACE SHUTTLE/antibodies and stuff being passed to the kid, sure, it's great. However, it isn't like you're the devil if you use formula.

The most frustrating part is farknut can't coont piece of shiat nazi assholes who go on and on and on about it without ever one farking time mentioning the myriad possible reasons (most of which seem to have been covered here) that some mothers can't do it. You're not a worthless mom if you can't nurse your kid. They're still alive and all, ya know, because you're taking care of them and being a mom. Some people can't get the greater good (the greater...good) of that into their tiny farking minds.

The people who seem to be the most militant about it seem to mostly use it as an excuse to stand on a soapbox and berate other people or as a good cause for attention whoring. Either way, how does that show any understanding or compassion for moms who are really struggling with it? Christ, this farking subject....sorry.

Also lulz @ breastapo.
2013-04-11 10:59:33 AM
1 votes:
The ironic part is that most of those complaining were probably bottle fed because that was the advice doctors gave when they were babies.

/coworker of mine has 3 kids which were all born several years apart. At the doctor's orders one always slept on its stomach, one always on it side and one on it's back.

//doctors don't know shiat.
/// threes
2013-04-11 10:59:02 AM
1 votes:
My son will be 6 weeks old tomorrow.  My wife just simply does not produce enough milk to fill him up.  He came 3 weeks early, and has trouble latching on, so most times she just pumps and gives it to him in a bottle.  She pumps every 2-3 hours, and it isn't enough.  The Doctor said he will need an extra ounce of milk per feeding each week.  He keeps needing more, my wife keeps producing the same.  Right now he is getting probably 2/3's milk and 1/3 formula a day, with the ratio changing more to formula a little each week.  When it's 3am, and he's finished everything you just pumped yet he's still hungry, what else are you supposed to do besides get him some formula?  These dumb biatches need to STFU.
2013-04-11 10:53:52 AM
1 votes:

Cortez the Killer: A guy I worked was in the grocery line buying formula for his young-un. The lady behind him started going on about how breast milk is soooo much better for the baby. He turned around an looked her in the eye and said "My wife just died...thanks."

He said the color ran out of her face after that remark.

/No woman actually died in this story


A guy I worked with....I'm straight, I swear!
2013-04-11 10:47:37 AM
1 votes:
You definitely should breastfeed babies for the first six months.  But it's not my business if you don't, and I'd never say a word about it to a stranger (or a friend for that matter).  Stupid is as stupid does, and more dumb people just makes those of us with brains a little better off.
2013-04-11 10:47:27 AM
1 votes:
This is what makes the WIC Program and the infant formula companies "strange bedfellows" in the U.S.  The nutritionists preach "Breast is Best," but the alternative provided is a one-year supply of free top shelf "artificial baby milk."

/Yes, I know that there are practical reasons for a woman to chose bottle over breast
2013-04-11 10:43:03 AM
1 votes:
I don't know who is annoying, the people who freak out at women who can't breastfeed or the ones who can't breastfeed who write crabby online articles. "Eww, you're a lazy biatch because you used formula!" "Eww, you're a stuck up biatch because I couldn't breastfeed!"
2013-04-11 10:34:29 AM
1 votes:
2013-04-11 10:34:08 AM
1 votes:
When I was in a Wal Mart in Central Florida (let that sink in for a while) a woman with three filthy children started talking to me. My friend, who was one of those "Awww...babies" types, asked how old the littlest one was. Answer. 8 months. I asked what was in the bottle. Answer: root beer.

So you know. Worse thinks that formula
2013-04-11 10:29:54 AM
1 votes:
We ended at 6 months. It was a good run. We supplemented with formula all the time. I stayed home the first summer and when I ran out of my wife's milk in the freezer, I mixed formula. I'm fat and have manboobs but that won't cut it, ya know?

She had numerous problems with latching and pumping early on as well. Got her really upset, which is understandable. I never had anybody say anything to us but, by god, I would have went all internet tough guy on them. Unless I'm feeding my kid a beer with a nipple attached, STFU.
2013-04-11 10:28:11 AM
1 votes:

theorellior: One of my friends is still dealing with guilt issues about breastfeeding, and her kid is almost 18 months. She was on FB worrying about her supply and I'm like, "Your snowflake is walking, talking and eating whatever she can stuff in her gob. It's about time to just put the titty away and get on with your life." Of course, I didn't actually post that comment.


This is beautiful.  You should have posted it.
2013-04-11 10:24:43 AM
1 votes:

MyKingdomForYourHorse: Douche


BIL?

Anyways, came to say something similar about my sister and her kid.
Also, when I was a babe, I was allergic to my mom's milk. I was allergic to formula. And a slew of other crap they tried. They finally found that soy milk worked for me, but this was before strangers found it acceptable to to get on people's case about breast feeding.
2013-04-11 10:22:47 AM
1 votes:

God Is My Co-Pirate: I'd just like to take this moment to give a special "fark you" to the old crone who came up to me while I was with my daughter in a café and hissed, "I hope that's breast milk in that bottle."


Did you retort with something along the lines of, "And I hope you don't verbally judge every random stranger you encounter you miserable biatch."
2013-04-11 10:21:23 AM
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Altair: Could someone explain this nonsense to a 30 yr old stoner with no kids?  Please don't make me Google breast feeding news.


People who are better and smarter than other people are sometimes so munificent that they will take time out of their busy lives to coach and encourage their less intelligent and awesome peers (if you could even call them that) as to how they should be living their lives.

For some reason, people view this with scorn and offence; they should really be thanking their magnanimous betters. I guess that's what you get when you point out some Plebeians' failures to them.
2013-04-11 10:19:54 AM
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Ooo! A HERO! Stop everything! Give her the farking Congressional Medal!
2013-04-11 10:19:38 AM
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God Is My Co-Pirate: I'd just like to take this moment to give a special "fark you" to the old crone who came up to me while I was with my daughter in a café and hissed, "I hope that's breast milk in that bottle."


"Why no, it's Prestone."
2013-04-11 10:10:02 AM
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Altair: Could someone explain this nonsense to a 30 yr old stoner with no kids?  Please don't make me Google breast feeding news.


There are people who advocate breastfeeding at any cost, despite the numerous problems that can occur with breastfeeding like not producing enough milk to feed your baby, problems with latching, etc.

Add to that the stress and sleep deprivation of a newborn and bottle feeding is simply what some parents have to do to get by.

The "Breastapo" as it were, looks down on and vilifies these people as bad parents or lazy or both.

/2 kids
 
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