More about this later--but this:
The Ad Council : Breastfeeding Awareness (Campaign): "national "
really pisses me off. I intend to breastfeed. I am taking a class next week to get ready. It's important to me to do. But this kind of BS--equating not breastfeeding with riding a mechanichal bull while pregnant?--makes me feel talked down to. It's smug and irritating.
The breastfeeding Nazis irk me so much. Yes, it's better. But it's not for everyone. I know I am going to be miserable the first two weeks, but if it keeps hurting and being difficult, I have given myself permission to use formula. If I resent my baby every time she cries to be fed because it hurts so much and I am so miserable, that doesn't do much for our relationship, does it? And isn't a healthy and joyful relationship more important than avoiding an ear infection or two? I think it is.