Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

I just saw it's World Breastfeeding Week!  Yay.  Someone on Facebook asked the question "what do you love about breastfeeding?"  Let me tell you:

1. I don't have to worry about water temp.  Not to hot, not too cold.  I hate when the bottle temp is wrong and his royal highness gags like I'm giving him sewage sludge. 

2. No clumps!  Nothing like trying to stir and shake a bottle and have clumps that clog the nipple.  If it won't dissolve in water, what's it doing to my kid's intestines?

3. My nipples are always on right.  Otis' bottles have a vented nipple that you have to have on just right to get the vent to work. 

4. No fumbling around at 3am making a magical potion, spilling formula all over the counter, that ends up being sticky and gross the next day.  My magical potion is ready made and easy to get to in the middle of the night.

5. Special treatment :)  We were at a baseball game this weekend, it was HOTTTT and sweaty, and I got to go to the First Aid room and sit behind a curtain on a comfy chair in the air conditioning so I could nurse Otis.  There were three other moms there and we were all laughing how we weren't in any hurry for our babes to stop eating, since that would mean we had to go back out in the heat. 

6. Looking down and seeing this:

Hello, happy baby!!


MaryAnne said...

Love that grin! Special treatment for breastfeeding moms is wonderful!

arwen_tiw said...

Haha he's so darn cute!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but your picture is very distasteful. Just because it is world breastfeeding week doesn't mean the whole world wants to see your breast!

Amber Liddle said...

Lighten up, anonymous. It's a breast, from which I feed my child. Just imagine it's a bottle nipple if that makes you feel better.

Mommy, Papa and the 'Nuts said...

Distasteful?! WA-HA HA HA HA!!! Otis looks pretty pleased about it!

Anonymous said...

anon comment, how very brave.

Anonymous said...

Anonynous...why would you even bother reading a post about Breastfeeding Week if you feel so strongly (in a negative sense) towards breastfeeding? I can't imagine that "the whole world" is reading this particular post and ogling the picture.

It's a breast. Really, it's no different to a nose, or an ear, or a finger. Except to those who have been conditioned to think of it a sexual object. The main purpose of a breast is to produce milk to feed a baby.

Can I remind you that, I know this may shock you, but we are mammals after all. Do you think cats/dogs/cows/whales/goats etc etc also find the exposure of their mammary glands distasteful?

Otis looks pretty darn pleased with his milk and his mama, and really, that's all that counts.

Also Anonymous