As a first-time, academically-driven mother, I tend to often analyze the words we use when speaking about our children or families. Being a strong advocate of breastfeeding, I full-heartedly believe in ‘feeding on demand,’ which means to feed when your baby begins showing signs of hunger (i.e. 302 more words
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Wow, here’s a new one: extended nursing a toddler and/or preschooler who has never before been breastfed. These are children who were not nursed in infancy, yet they are suddenly finding nipples being thrust into their mouths as their brand-new mothers instruct them to suck and swallow. 913 more words
This screen cap is just priceless:
Barbara comes across as a sweet old lady reminiscing about when her 49 and 50-year-old sons were infants. Amber plays the part of the vicious sanctimommy who rips her to pieces for daring to mention not only that the “boys” were formula fed — but that they survived.
My son did not eat until 23 hours after he was born.
He was my first child, and my mother (who’d adopted me at five weeks) didn’t have any more experience with newborns than I did, so we initially listened to the recovery ward nurses who said it wasn’t necessary for babies to eat within the first twenty-four hours of birth. 513 more words