*For those who are offended by breastfeeding, I will let you know that there are personal pictures here.*
Many generations ago, women breastfed their children because it was the only choice. Then there was the invention of bottles and formula. It became a 'women's liberation' choice. It freed these women to have options to be able to leave their children in the care of others without the child going hungry. It was a status symbol...those who could afford to do it, did. Because of this, bottle feeding became the way to feed your child. There was a new generation and a new way of thinking. Then the next generation came around....the generation of my parents. This generation was really split in two. There were those that wanted to conform to their parent's ideals. Then there were others who wanted to forge their own way, go all natural, go against the grain, and 'fight the man'. This is true for many issues, but one of them happened to be the choice of formula or breast milk.
|Little Man's last breastfeeding session.|
|Peanut's First Meal.|
|Nursing at the Doctor's office today!|
|Nursing at the restaurant for lunch.|
**Disclaimer: This post is in no way written to demean or belittle how people choose to feed their children. I fully support all parents in their personal decision to feed their children how, when and where they choose. Even if it's by breast, bottle or both, breast milk or formula, in the middle of a busy restaurant or in the comfort of their own home. This is just my personal view on why breast feeding should not be so controversial.**