Sunday, June 27, 2010

Immature Magazine Editing Slag Finds Breast Feeding Creepy

Breastfeeding is 'creepy', says parenting magazine | Life and style | The Observer
My reply:

Maybe she thought she was being funny, but I say "epic fail" if this was the case.

"I wanted my body back. (And some wine)…"
Not like one's abdomen being stretched to the point of popping hasn't altered their body in the first place.

I also wanted to give my boobs at least a chance to stay on my chest rather than dangling around my stomach."
I breast fed for six months and my breasts never ended up "dangling around my stomach." I am now 45 years old, have never had any sort of breast enhancement surgery, have a natural between a B and C cup (not gigantic, but still) and they still point north. Sooooo, sagging is not inevitable. And if it happens, there are corrective measures.

She goes on to say: "They're part of my sexuality, too – not just breasts, but fun bags. And when you have that attitude (and I admit I made no attempt to change it), seeing your teeny, tiny, innocent baby latching on where only a lover has been before feels, well, a little creepy."

Methinks that a woman who is more concerned about her "fun bags" than her baby's health is a tad too immature to be a mother. And one who finds breast feeding "creepy" has issues that need to be addressed by a mental health professional.
I am not condemning having issues that need to be addressed by a mental health professional. I have a few myself.

Granted, there are situations in which a woman can't breast feed, and some women may have issues which make the process distasteful to them (someone who was sexually assaulted for instance may have trouble with allowing herself to be touched in any case) but the "issues" that this individual cites are all "problems" of an immature, self-centered way of thinking.

I find her article a little creepy.