February 2013 Moms

Re: Awesome

  • I really want to read the article, but I'm too buys obsessing over the idea of crab rangoon pizza.  How divine does that sound?
    Missed m/c discovered 3/15/12 at 8w2d: "Henry."
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    Good god, Mr. Tomlinson, are you QUITE finished?
    "Does the little one with the cheekbones know that the prince is in love with him?"

    Jack 04/29/10 dairy, peanut and seasonal allergies; Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism
    Rhys 01/25/13 Peanut and tree nut allergy, MSPI
    Lilypie - (cF7R) Lilypie - (Phka)



  • Awwww that story makes me so happy!!
    Missed m/c discovered 3/15/12 at 8w2d: "Henry."
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    Good god, Mr. Tomlinson, are you QUITE finished?
    "Does the little one with the cheekbones know that the prince is in love with him?"

    Jack 04/29/10 dairy, peanut and seasonal allergies; Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism
    Rhys 01/25/13 Peanut and tree nut allergy, MSPI
    Lilypie - (cF7R) Lilypie - (Phka)



  • I saw that story and I thought it was sort of strange.  I totally understand the embarrassment of breast feeding in public and it does make you feel good when someone gives you a smile like "do what you gotta do honey" but I still don't get it.  What difference does it make to the waitress how this woman feeds her kid?  I understand that BF is "what's best for baby" but I wouldn't consider it an act of public service.  I have noticed on the bump that some of the FF moms are suuuuper sensitive about the whole BF thing and this story sort of makes me understand why.  The implication here is that breastfeeding is linked to being a good person to the point of warranting a free pizza.  Don't  mean to throw shade on the waitress who was trying to be nice but it just strikes me as weird.       
  • SagenSagen
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    I read the story on huffington post, and if you read the comments a lot of people are pretty rude about nursing in public. I think it is refreshing to hear about kudos, rather than someone kicking yet another woman out of a restaurant for nursing in public.

    Mom to 4 cute kids, 10 y/o girl, 8, 6, and 1.5 y/o boys
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  • I'm presuming here, but my guess would be that the waitress felt that this mom, by BFing in public, was helping make it more accepted by making it more common.  Some moms hesitate to nurse in public bc there are still a lot of people who think it is inappropriate or who will stare or make comments.  The more women who do it, and the more common it becomes, it is likely that it will become more publicly "accepted."  When BFing is treated like a taboo, it remains a taboo.  I do see your point about the perspective of the FF mom, though.
    Missed m/c discovered 3/15/12 at 8w2d: "Henry."
    imageimageimage
    Good god, Mr. Tomlinson, are you QUITE finished?
    "Does the little one with the cheekbones know that the prince is in love with him?"

    Jack 04/29/10 dairy, peanut and seasonal allergies; Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism
    Rhys 01/25/13 Peanut and tree nut allergy, MSPI
    Lilypie - (cF7R) Lilypie - (Phka)



  • oh I guess I hadn't thought of that.  I did nurse one time in banana republic and someone came up to me and offered me a dressing room.  It made me feel like there was something wrong with BFing in public.  I totally agree that it is way to stigmatized.
  • image carriesu2003:
    I saw that story and I thought it was sort of strange.  I totally understand the embarrassment of breast feeding in public and it does make you feel good when someone gives you a smile like "do what you gotta do honey" but I still don't get it.  What difference does it make to the waitress how this woman feeds her kid?  I understand that BF is "what's best for baby" but I wouldn't consider it an act of public service.  I have noticed on the bump that some of the FF moms are suuuuper sensitive about the whole BF thing and this story sort of makes me understand why.  The implication here is that breastfeeding is linked to being a good person to the point of warranting a free pizza.  Don't  mean to throw shade on the waitress who was trying to be nice but it just strikes me as weird.       

    I think the kudos towards the mother was less about breastfeeding and more about being brave enough to nurse in public.

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  • Not to mention that BFing moms need 500 extra calories. ;
  • image DC2London:
    I really want to read the article, but I'm too buys obsessing over the idea of crab rangoon pizza.  How divine does that sound?

    This. Exactly this. I keep wondering what it tastes like... 

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