First off, let me introduce myself before I go into my tirade. I'm Jessica and I'm 23 years old. I am the mother of a beautiful baby girl who just turned 3 years old, my husband Zane and I are now expecting our 2nd, I am 12 weeks along. I was young and unexperienced when my daughter was born and conformed to what my mother, grandmothers and cousins and aunts who all have given birth before did with their babies. Pacifiers and bottles (because that baby is just not getting enough to eat Jessica!) and didn't even consider the wonders of cloth diapering.
My attempts to breast feed were even stomped to the ground when my mother came in during a visit, while baby and I was sleeping, and bottle fed my daughter, and as you figured; she never latched on again. THIS time around I live in a different city and am planning to exclusively breast feed our expecting baby and use cloth diapers. I expressed my excitement and joy about all the cuteness the covers entail and finally feeling like I am making all the right decisions that I wanted to make when I was caring for my daughter, but was scared to. Only to be smacked down with hideous comments and degrading words: that baby is going to have a constant infection and rash, you can't breast feed for long, it's just not going to work out and another one of my faves for coth diapering: that's very unhealthy and disgusting Jessica, I can't believe you are doing this. How oh HOW do I get them to back OFF and leave me alone, without stooping to their levels?? Any help will be GREATLY appreciated!!! -Jessi