Breastfeeding Tips For Dummies

No, this is not for nursing mothers. It’s for the gawkers and puritans who can’t imagine seeing a breast used for something other than as a sexual prop for males. Not that it isn’t without merit…but one thing often leads to the other you know!

P.S. I want us to discuss philosophies and issues regarding the Tiger Mom and the Attachment Parenting movement and want to gauge your interest. As a child-free singleton I sometimes find the behavior of procreators very interesting indeed!

7 Replies to “Breastfeeding Tips For Dummies”

  1. Me just being 15, I am so interested in things like this. My mom had my little brother last year and I read all of her books and went to her doctors appointments and baby classes. I'm into natural birth, midwifery, unassisted birthing, natural parenting, unschooling, extended breastfeeding, attachment parenting, water birth. Things like that really interest me!

    I'm not sure if you accept links on your blog but this site talks a lot on attachment parenting and natural learning for children.
    http://www.naturalchild.org

  2. Me just being 15, I am so interested in things like this. My mom had my little brother last year and I read all of her books and went to her doctors appointments and baby classes. I'm into natural birth, midwifery, unassisted birthing, natural parenting, unschooling, extended breastfeeding, attachment parenting, water birth. Things like that really interest me!

    I'm not sure if you accept links on your blog but this site talks a lot on attachment parenting and natural learning for children.
    http://www.naturalchild.org

  3. I'm interested in reading what you have to say, on this matter. I personally don't have a problem with it, as long as they cover up.

    1. I'm a nursing mom and technically if you want to consider yourself truly nursing friendly then women shouldn't have to use a cover. I'm not comfortable nursing without a cover but I kinda wish I were because it would just be easier to not have the baby fighting the cover. I nurse openly if it's a woman only environment but I don't nurse in front of men other than mr. Zoopath. We do modified attachment parenting and as our child matures we plan on installing the importance of hard work but we won't be full on tiger momming. The extremes in life are easy, it's the middle that requires the most discernment.

      1. I consider myself to be "tolerant'. Nursing in public isn't something I would do, unless there were a dire emergency with no other (reasonable) alternatives available. In that case, I would cover up, as I would feel uncomfortable exposing my breast publicly. It's personal. As with other things I wouldn't necessarily select for my own life, I tolerate other people's rights to choose things, as long as they don't infringe upon my rights/lifestyle. That's the degree of support that I can currently offer. If asked to advocate or vote for things I disagree with, that's where I usually draw the line.

        If any woman wants to nurse in public, I wouldn't say anything. But, if she were showing her bare breast (when I say "coverage", I don't necessarily mean a full blanket, just keep the majority of the breast obscured), I would look another direction, or move, if I felt too uncomfortable. There are many things that are natural and vital for life for which we set aside designated spaces to allow for privacy (e.g. elimination). As a woman who intends to use bottles when feeding my baby in public, this issue doesn't apply to me as much.

        I am one who still likes the idea of covering private areas when in public. I don't care for seeing people walking down the street in bathing suits/bikinis, unless they are at the pool/beach (i.e. designated areas where such attire is appropriate for the activities). As such, I plan not to live in areas where that is the local culture. I have more conservative views, about certain things (which I like). But, I respect other women's rights to choose differently.

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