Tuesday, October 24, 2006
ACK! Some people make me mad!
I was reading the comments to the editor in the most recent issue of Baby Talk magazine, which were in response to the August cover that had a breastfeeding baby on it. I was appalled at some of them. I can't say I was shocked, because I know there are some idiots out there, but they sure did upset me. Here's a small sampling:
"I was shocked to find this pornography in my mailbox . . ."
Are you kidding me? You're trying to tell me I expose my kids and husband to pornography every day when I breastfeed Ethan? It's a baby eating for heaven sakes!
"Let me settle the great breastfeeding-in-public debate: Cover up or do it at home!"
First of all, who the heck is this person to try to tell anyone what to do. Second, I would really, really like to find the woman who wrote this, and go up to her in a restaurant and tell her to cover herself up with a blanket or eat at home. Because that's what she's telling my baby to do, and there is no difference!
And here's my personal favorite, because there is something seriously wrong with this person:
"I think you guys are disgusting for putting that on your front cover. Yes, it may be natural, but we have formula now. Anyone doing it in public should be arrested for indecent exposure. Why can't they put it in bottles or something? I find the picture very offensive."
There are so many things wrong with that I don't even know where to start. Let's start with "we have formula now". Are you telling me I should forego the absolute perfect food for my baby, and go with inferior food so that you can feel comfortable, and so that I'm not "disgusting". And this person says we have formula now, as if that should make breastfeeding obsolete.
And how about "anyone doing it in public should be arrested for indecent exposure". Well then, I sure hope they arrest almost every single person wearing a swimsuit at the beach, or a low-cut blouse, or anything of the sort. Because they're showing a lot more than I ever show when I nurse in public.
And last, "why can't they put it in bottles or something". I find that thought so ridiculous, that I almost don't even know what to say to that. The food is already in it's package, dude! My baby is used to it, he's comfortable with it, it's convenient. Why the heck would I need or want to put the food into a different container? I could go on and on about this, because it's obviously something I feel very passionate about, but I think I've said enough for now.
Posted by Brenda at 4:15 PM