Meet Me Where I Am: Follow along for the next post in this three-part series, which will focus on sleep. You can read the first post here.
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- 4 Words Every Breastfeeding Mother Needs To Hear
- Why Nursing In Public Should Be No Big Deal
Utterly ridiculous, right?
“Because I’m feeding my baby, this man is going crazy, and I’m shaking.”
I was a young woman, taking space in what was very clearly a man’s world.
Yet I had an advantage, apparently. Because I was yet to bear a child. So according to the Powers That Be, my effectiveness and efficiency at climbing my allocated professional ladder was not yet hindered by any offspring that would surely sap me of my professional abilities and aptitude.
There is one line that I see pop up from time to time, usually in the comments sections of breastfeeding articles that have made their way over to my second home at The Huffington Post...where the naysayers aren't exactly...shall we say, open minded...
You've probably seen the line..."She's breastfeeding for herself, not for the child!"
Yes, that one.