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(Boston.com)   Good news everyone: Tits are out, bras are down and babies everywhere are benefiting   (boston.com) divider line 21
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2013-08-01 11:52:55 AM
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show me: This makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. And hard and throbbing down below.

/except for the damn babbys who have to spoil it.


Apparently sudden noises can be a problem when breast feeding as the baby turns towards the noise leaving the mother exposed

/Just saying
2013-08-01 11:25:08 AM
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IamAwake: YixilTesiphon: I don't get why poor people don't breastfeed (Mississippi). It's cheaper.

Uh...what?  Do you think that tits are some sort of perpetual production device, and don't have an input?  Humans are very very inefficient eaters.  You're doubling the inefficiency - how does that make it "cheaper?"


Because babies need more than just calories. Formula is super expensive for a reason.
2013-08-01 11:19:56 AM
2 votes:
I don't get why poor people don't breastfeed (Mississippi). It's cheaper.
2013-08-02 02:34:46 AM
1 votes:
Since I'm not medically schooled, this will sound more like a client/server setup. But that's how I remember what we were told by a lactation consultant.

When a baby is ill, he'll try and interface with the boobs more frequently. With every successful connection, he sends a request for antibodies with a malware sample as payload. The mother's immune system thread identifies the malware and starts generating the antibodies. They are piggybacked on the milk with the next download.

And how exactly would formula implement Antibodies As A Service?
2013-08-01 03:14:49 PM
1 votes:

George Babbitt: My wife's mother was told by her doctors not to nurse because 'formula is better' in the 70's and her mother was told the same thing in the 50's. As I understand it, many women since the 30's have been told by their doctors not to nurse.


I had no idea (until now) how uncommon it was during that period. Thankfully, both my mom and my mother-in-law did breastfeed their kids, so there's a bit of help to be found (along with lots of support from the healthcare system here).
2013-08-01 01:48:42 PM
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2013-08-01 01:34:14 PM
1 votes:

YixilTesiphon: I don't get why poor people don't breastfeed (Mississippi). It's cheaper.


It's not directly economic.  It's largely due to culture and education.  Of course those things are linked to economics.  But with WIC the baby won't starve.  Women who do breastfeed are more likely to be white or Hispanic, married, well educated, older, middle to upper class, planned pregnancy, etc.  Just based on those demographics, it's little wonder Mississippi trails so far behind.
2013-08-01 01:03:26 PM
1 votes:

p0nk: YixilTesiphon: I don't get why poor people don't breastfeed (Mississippi). It's cheaper.

WIC


I forgot about that.

We never used the coupon for formula.  I think they stopped giving them to us once my wife told them she was breastfeeding.

//Far better off today than when my kids were born, and no longer qualify for WIC or SNAP
2013-08-01 12:47:31 PM
1 votes:
/CSB

After the first kid we had was born Mrs. Sharksfan breast fed her AND pumped enough to donate 24-8oz bottles.  This took quite a while (a couple of months) but in the end this was donated for premies, etc in hospitals - and apparently there is some way they can culture it so the amount donated can be doubled or tripled in quanTITTY.

Anyway, she was a mad milk producing machine, and the first time we managed to get intimate after the baby was born (like two months later or so) it was a total fiasco because she was spraying milk all over.  Not sure how anyone can get into that....

When the twins were born...well, I don't remember the first 6 months really.  But one had a very poor nursing reflex/instinct and had to be dropper fed breast milk and then later bottle fed breast milk and formula. The other one was fine - the lactation consultant said that was pretty normal.
2013-08-01 12:29:27 PM
1 votes:
I'm still confused about how, in our culture, it's unacceptable for minors to view exposed boobage in pretty much any context, but at the same time we're encouraged to whip them out and pop them the mouth of babby. Are they dangerous or not?
2013-08-01 12:18:04 PM
1 votes:

Valiente: YixilTesiphon: I don't get why poor people don't breastfeed (Mississippi). It's cheaper.

Because they are stupid (Mississippi).


Now, don't conflate stupid (can't be fixed) with ign'int (can be fixed).
2013-08-01 12:05:33 PM
1 votes:

Vitamin Pb: Gonz: This is good. My wife's a member of the militant wing of La Leche League.

So does she walk around with her golden milk filled globes out looking for victimized babies on the bottle to save? Pics or I disbelieve. :-)

/Good on her, though
//I approve of La Leche League


I generally do, but I have to say their advice that a child will wean themselves has left some mothers at the mercy of their 4, 5, and even 6 year old children's demand for breastmilk.

I've seen a woman in tears just describing her 4 year old starting to nurse again after another baby was born, and they were tears of joy because someone had drilled it into her head she was a bad mother for letting her child wean at 2.

I do think more women should breastfeed their babies if it is possible, and more importantly do not think we should be shaming women that cannot breastfeed.
2013-08-01 12:02:22 PM
1 votes:
TFA is useless without multiple hi-res pictures of the breasts in question.
2013-08-01 11:51:51 AM
1 votes:

IamAwake: YixilTesiphon: I don't get why poor people don't breastfeed (Mississippi). It's cheaper.

Uh...what?  Do you think that tits are some sort of perpetual production device, and don't have an input?  Humans are very very inefficient eaters.  You're doubling the inefficiency - how does that make it "cheaper?"


Strange as it may seem, a woman's body will sacrifice itself in order to produce a standard of quality and quantity of milk, regardless of the mother's malnutrition or lack thereof.
2013-08-01 11:51:12 AM
1 votes:

YixilTesiphon: I don't get why poor people don't breastfeed (Mississippi). It's cheaper.


Because they are stupid (Mississippi).
2013-08-01 11:33:58 AM
1 votes:
This is good. My wife's a member of the militant wing of La Leche League.
2013-08-01 11:33:17 AM
1 votes:

YixilTesiphon: I don't get why poor people don't breastfeed (Mississippi). It's cheaper.


If they are working moms, they can't stay at home to nurse, so they have to pump.   If they work at a McDonalds, the chance of them finding sufficient time and a place to pump (other than a filthy bathroom stall) is almost nil.  Also, an electric pump costs around $100.

Also, for several decades of the 20th century, formula manufacturers convinced mothers that formula was cleaner and more nutritious than breast milk.  So lots of poor women today don't have any women relatives to help show them how it works. And yeah, breastfeeding isn't instinctive; moms don't just automatically know how to do it, and a lot of babies have trouble figuring it out, so you need lots of help.  Especially in those first weeks where you are freaking out because you are sleep-deprived and you have this new "baby" thing screamin' at ya all the time.

Plus having people give you mean looks when you are nursing in public is a bummer.

/boobies!!
2013-08-01 11:23:29 AM
1 votes:

YixilTesiphon: I don't get why poor people don't breastfeed (Mississippi). It's cheaper.


Uh...what?  Do you think that tits are some sort of perpetual production device, and don't have an input?  Humans are very very inefficient eaters.  You're doubling the inefficiency - how does that make it "cheaper?"
2013-08-01 11:23:14 AM
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YixilTesiphon: I don't get why poor people don't breastfeed (Mississippi). It's cheaper.


i worked with someone from mississippi for awhile. someone was out on maternity leave so the subject of breastfeeding came up. her contribution to the conversation was 'AIN'T NO WAY NO BABY IS SUCKIN ON MY TITTIES'. so...yeah.
2013-08-01 11:21:07 AM
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2013-08-01 10:59:42 AM
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