The Breastfeeding Police. →
The politics of breastfeeding in this country is, after all, more about mothering than about milk. And mothers, for some reason, have always been the most meddled-with, second-guessed people on earth. Just a few decades ago, doctors in this country would push breastfeeding women to use formula if their babies weren’t gaining weight at an acceptable rate, and mothers who nursed outside the...
The Daddy Complex: Hey, Time Magazine... →
thedaddycomplex: Hey, Time magazine. In regard to the question “Are You Mom Enough?” on your incendiary cover about attachment parenting, the answer is “Yes.” Whether we practice attachment parenting or not, the answer is “Yes.” Whether we’re a mom or a dad, the answer is “Yes.” Whether we feel like a success or a failure, the answer is “Yes.” Whether we’re having a good day or a bad day,...
I have more resources than my mother; I do not judge her. My daughter [or son]...– Holly Keinath Eckert (via lapetitemoi)
The Letdown of All Letdowns. →
It turns out, I had Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex, a hormonal reflex that occurs with the letdown of breastmilk. It is also known as D-MER and I will refer to it as such throughout this post.
Anonymous asked: in the picture you posted (the last frame) what does EC mean? I have never heard of it until like 2 days ago...
Being a Mom Is Hard Enough. →
Being a mom is a hard enough job without people judging you on how you feed, whether you cloth diaper or use disposables, or whether you cosleep or babywear; and I can’t help but wonder if we supported each other instead of judging each other if maybe (just maybe) this mothering thing wouldn’t be as hard.