Saturday, April 04, 2009

Breastfeeding is best...so but out!

OK I have to be honest. I do breastfeed my daughter. I love it and to me it's kind of a selfish act. To me it means one on one time I do not have to share with any other person. It means that my baby girl needs ME! and will continue to need me as long as I continue to feed her. I love her so darn much.
Lately though there have been some controversy about how far people are taking the breast feeding thing. Yes, it is my plan to continue breast feeding while I go to work. I also plan on breastfeeding/pumping once I go back to work in two weeks. In two weeks I will chug along with a breast pump and pump in some odd places. I don't have an office to go to each day. I may be home, I may be driving to odd places, I will be inspecting different odd places..but a few times a day I will plug in a breast pump into the aux port on my car and have a go. Because I do feel that breast milk is best. Breast milk is the cheapest option and...because I love my daughter and want what is best for her. I will inconvenience myself, and probably embarrass myself too. However I refuse to believe what people like this person : http://warner.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/02/why-i-dumped-the-pump/?em are saying. I may feel like a cow periodically however...I will always feel like a good mom for giving my baby girl what is best for her.
Oh and last week while in Vegas I was breast feeding my baby girl in public. OMG the horror, the Shame the complete lack of SHAME lol..Honestly I have a hooter hider (basically looks a apron that covers everything so honestly...you see hte baby's feet and that's about it But someone noticed I was breastfeeding...Whatever!! This jackass has the audacity to come up to me and tell me "There are bathrooms for that kind of thing..you shouldn't do that in public it's rude." My immediate reply was very rude and very hateful....I advised him "take your damn dinner into the bathroom and eat and see how great it tastes...just where in the damn bathroom should I sit while I feed her??? On the toilet??? Honestly get over yourself because your a jackass I should what??" He huffed his little attitude away and I continued what I was doing. What in the world was I doing wrong? I don't feel that I did ANYTHING wrong. if I was sitting there with a boob hanging out (which I have seen in public and I Do think is RUDE because I have no desire to see anyone's boob...even if just the areaola is not visible cause it's in the kids mouth) or I was sitting there making a scene..but I wasnt..and my baby deserves to be fed on demand...just like my older kids when they are hungry...only luckily I can just hand them pop tarts and peanut butter m&m's and they are happy (I am just kidding..i'm not thrilled with the kinds of sugars and fats are in those so I try to feed them healthy snacks..honestly)

Catherine.

7 comments:

krystal.hayward said...

I think breast feeding is a mother's choice, and not anyone else's business!! That man had no right saying such things to you! I left you an award over on my blog!

Cat@3KidsandUs said...

Good for you for standing up to him! I have yet to run into anyone rude enough to say anything to me, but if anyone does work up the courage they will get the tongue lashing of the decade.

wednesday said...

honestly,I think its best for babies but Id rather not see it. but that is because seems like such a personal thing to do in public. but the guy in vegas actually telling you to feed your baby in the bathroom? WTF? its Vegas,people are drinking, gambling, picking up hookers and doing all sorts of crazy things and this fool hassles you about feeding your baby.

Sister Sunshine said...

I saw a lady nursing her baby at the park the other day... and when I was doing it I breast-fed the baby whenever and wherever I was. Bottles are something else that has to be washed and as we saw with the melamine in Chinese formula, we can't always be sure the prepared products are safe. There is nothing safer for our babies than their mother's milk.

Discreetly nursing a baby in public is not the same as doing a strip tease and flaunting your "stuff" and I'll bet if you did that the same man who criticized you would be the first to put $5 in your g-string.

jennster said...

you should totally do what you feel is best for your baby and for you. it's no one else's business or decision to make. :)

jennster said...

ps- i bet if you were breast feeding on a stripper pole in vegas the guy would have given you money instead. try that next time. ha

Catherine said...

I totallly need to buy a portable stripper pole lol