One Chicago mom's attempt to keep an accurate log so her kids will have something helpful to show the therapists.
P.s. I am offended that they used a photo of a woman so disfigured that she'd be able to nurse standing up without having to hoist her heavy breast up off her belly. Look am, no hands....argh!
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Very well written; and I totally agree with you. If everybody could stop judging each other and have some faith in their own decisions, we'd all be better off.
Andrea - BWHAHAHAH - totally didn't think of that (and now I wish I had!)Judy - thank you!KAT - Thanks & I LOVE awards (and presents...and cake).Yonks - Welcome! And I am always willing to use a 4 year old breastfeeding to attract new readers!
Skwishee - Thank you & you said it perfectly: I think we would all be better parents if we had more faith in our decisions. And we'd be happier to boot.
Great article Marianne! I have been that mom with the glazed look, wondering what others would think. I have also been the mom staring at the mom with the glazed look. I have grown more confident in my parenting decisions, thank goodness, but when I was a younger mom it was hard.
JR - I think you nailed it. I'm an older mom, so I have more of relaxed attitude about other people thinking I'm crazy (or maybe I've been crazy so long that I'm confident in my classification). No matter - with confidence comes better parenting. Or at least bravado. Thanks for reading!
Yes! This is excellent. I don't know how people have the energy to whip themselves into a frenzy over what other parents are doing. I have a hard enough time figuring out what works for me and my family. I can't imagine getting so upset about whether or not (or for how long) another mom is breast feeding. Seriously, don't we have much bigger fish to fry?