Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The things we have to worry about and some pick this?

So, there has been a little firestorm over one woman nursing another's baby. No, not Salma Hayek. Just a mother, not a celebrity (well, not a huge celebrity...one of the reasons it was a mini firestorm is that there was a bit of celebrity about it.

Anyway. I can't imagine the controversy. Not really. There are so many other parenting issues and challenges to worry and think about. Besides, as I have said, I have fed my baby breastmilk from another mother, albeit from a bottle. Can't quite figure it.

What do y'all think?


Julia said...

I think this is so indicative of the taboo that our culture still puts on breastfeeding, and how a hypersexualized view of women's bodies has affected how we think about each other and ourselves. I'm not totally sure I would have offered my child in the situation since they had just met, but the idea of a woman BFing a baby that she didn't give birth to just isn't that crazy or weird.

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

Thanks for the link and the possible blog fodder. :) Seriously, thank you. I had not heard of this drama. Fascinating!

Zanshin said...

Have they never heard of a wet nurse?

Raise Them Up said...

All right, I'm holding you personally responsible for the very late hour I am finally going to bed--after reading not only the post, but the 1001 comments that followed. Lol!! Wow.

I'm with you. No big deal. A great solution.

In fact, I'll go a step further and suggest that God had a hand in orchestrating it.

Because He's like that.