Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Just another opinion

Well, I had to take my son to the doctor's today. I don't know what it is about going to that germ filled place that makes me want to flex my mommy muscles and bare my protector chest, but whatever it is I feel the need to fight it the entire time. Before every trip I have to restrain my urge to wrap my son in plastic saran wrap. I can only imagine the looks I would get. The anticipation actually makes me want to try it, I get goosebumps just thinking about it....Or are those hives??

Well, as every mother has to do at least once in their lives, I have to put my own worries aside for the well-being of my child. Like I said, we went in to the doctor's office today. My baby boy is 21 lbs 2 ozs and 27 inches. YAY!!! 90th percentile!

This makes me feel ecstatic beyond words. I do not know how to express how it feels to know that for the entire 18 months that my son has been alive (inside and outside) I have provided the main areas of nutrition for him. As a breastfeeding momma, I feel like I have an extra bit of pride and satisfaction because I know that without me, my son would not be where he is now.

I have nothing against formula moms, and I understand that some women just cannot breastfeed, and for those moms I truly feel for them. I would not wish that upon any woman. I do however feel like moms who will not do it for whatever personal reasons they have are selfish and uncaring. Like I said, moms who cannot breastfeed are not included in that category. Only those women who choose not to even try, because they would prefer to drink, smoke, or have freedom that breastfeeding denies you. When women put their own wants, needs, and desires ahead of those of their children I believe that that is the worst form of selfishness. If we want our children to learn sharing and compassion, and how not to be selfish, then shouldn't we as parents demonstrate those traits first with one of the most important decisions that we as mothers can make?


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Posted by ME at 8:09 PM