6packofun Posted January 11, 2012 Share Posted January 11, 2012 I'm asking about thoughts/perceptions of breastfeeding itself as a means of giving a baby food and nutrition, NOT the aspects of discreetness or not. A friend is all thrilled because Sesame Street is supposedly going to "teach" breastfeeding--how I don't know--and a friend responded that it's a great idea so that the idea of breastfeeding in our society won't be so abhorrent. I tried breastfeeding and it didn't work out, BUT I think it's the best, first option all mothers should try. Considering that over 70% of new mothers at least TRY breastfeeding, I can't imagine that our society thinks breastfeeding in general is detestable! And what about the moms who wish they could, but cannot? They are PRO-breastfeeding and for whatever reason just don't DO it. We were just talking here on the forums about how 1 in 3 women are on anti-depressants! For years moms have been told to be wary of nursing while on medication. Even now, when it's said to be "safe" it's with the caveat that baby IS getting trace amounts of the drug. So it's a difficult choice even being pro-breastfeeding, IMO. So this question is aside from the issue of discreetness because THAT is what I think is at the heart of why some say that society isn't accepting of breastfeeding. What do you think? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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