Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I have a booby baby.

I breastfeed my daughter. I believe that it is the best thing for her. I also believe that in America we have a problem with breastfeeding. It seems that many American's have bought into the idea that spending money on their child means better care for their child. That some how the TV is right and formula is just as good as breastmilk so the more expensive the formula the better for baby and the better parent you are.
I don't want to be militant about it. But we are a country of extremes. Either things are all good or all bad and if you have a voice in the middle you are basically lost. I do know there are women that for one reason or another cannot breastfeed but formula is still not the next best choice. However, I also understand that the next best choice, someone else's milk, can be difficult to find.
Formula is so easy. You go to Walmart, or where ever, pick it up, put in a bottle, add water and shake. Feeding can be accomplished. If that is too difficult, you can buy premixed formula that you just add to a bottle.
For me, breastfeeding was the only option. Why should I line the pockets of formula manufacturers? Formula is expensive! I'm not poor, thank God, but I'm not rich either and spending my hard earned money on formula when I can make milk for free just make sense to me.
I have the right and in my own opinion the obligation to breastfeed my child to the best of my ability. Even just an few ounces of breastmilk is better than no breastmilk. I say stick to the man and booby feed your baby. Come one people if Kendra from Girls Next Door can do it with implants then those of us with real jobs and real boobs can do it too!