Post by pinkplasticdoll on May 11, 2012 8:31:04 GMT -5
And apparently the new issue of Time magazine has sparked a uproar. Anyway, CNN just said we have gone from helicopter parenting to attached parenting...um like attached parenting is a totally new concept.
That was what DH and I talked about last night. I said I don't think I'd want to be a source of food for that long. I've heard of people going to 2 and that seems like forever and a day to me, but I'm also planning on going back to work ASAP so my kid will be lucky if I pump for 6 months. His stance was, "I would want my wife's boobs back."
Post by fussbucket on May 11, 2012 10:03:55 GMT -5
I think our fixation on motherhood is another lens on society's fixation with women in general, and a kind of latent, persistent sexism where people feel like they have some implicit dominion over women's decisions. If this fixation on motherhood were at all productive in nature, we as a society would have a lot more to show for it in terms of social and workplace programs to assist new parents.
That being said, I think BFing your kid till he's 4 or whatever is one thing. Putting your kid on a magazine cover attached to your boob before he has reached an age of informed consent is quite another. On no planet is that "doing what's best" for your child. That woman is a creep.
That being said, I think BFing your kid till he's 4 or whatever is one thing. Putting your kid on a magazine cover attached to your boob before he has reached an age of informed consent is quite another.
Very good point. Now I feel really bad for the kid.
I know that they say that breastfeeding up to six months is the best option, but obviously that's not realistic for someone who needs to work out of the home. Can you actually manage to stockpile enough from pumping that you would be able to leave the house for 8 hours a day and the kid and their caretaker would have enough milk to make it through the day? I'm trying to imagine how much milk would be required since my limited experience of newborns is basically "eats and shits".