Wednesday, August 13, 2008

It's so weird...

It's so weird...

  • to see a baby using a bottle to feed
  • when I hear people give negative remarks on breastmilk, on how it is not as nutritious as formula
  • when I hear that babies NEED to be given a mix of breastmilk and formula
  • to see people constantly checking out prices for formula and disposable diapers (and, to think I was one of them, where diapers are concerned)
  • to be explaining to people about cloth diapers and getting the 'yucky' reaction
  • to see caregivers struggling to carry babies with their bare arms
  • to see someone letting their little ones 'cry it out' even when the little ones are less than a year old
  • to have peole look at us in disgust when we are wearing our babies
  • when people come up to me (as I was wearing Arthur in a wrap) with a look of horror and an offer to help...

It's all just so weird ... I am probably weird...

4 comments:

Elaine said...

I'm probably as weird as you, as people look at me one kind when they know I'm breastfeeding and co-sleeping with my kids. People try to advise and give suggestion that it's better for me to put my baby in the stroller instead of wearing him/her. People looking in disbelieve when they knew my bb is wearing cloth diapers....:D

zoora said...

yes, I agreed.. my officemate made loads of comments when they heard I am breast feeding my baby. When I had to pumping at the office, they even tease me as a ducth lady. An older lady even came to me and told me my baby will have diarheaa if i breast feed. And I am considered not a cool mum, without a stroller!!

MommyAdam said...

i haven't yet jumped the wagon when it comes to cloth diapers..but i;m with you on everything else..breastfeeding,co-sleeping,babywearing...

it's like the world is upside down and everybody is saying we're the ones on the wrong side! (what am i saying??)

anyway, hopefully the awareness will start to come, albeit slowly..

SOHO Mama said...

I havent used the stroller for quite some time now! For 20mo Armand, i usually use mylovelycloset pouch. For 5mo Zuleyka, thebabyloft ring sling. So far so good! My 5yo Izzo is still on (chocolate) formula, Armand too (original) flavour. I have to start rebuilding my BM stash in the freezer so I could also give Armand some too..