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Daniela Augusta Pittman dpittman at fas.harvard.edu
Tue Mar 17 20:24:09 EDT 2009


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>    1. Re: anti-breastfeeding article in the Atlantic	Monthly
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>    2. Re: anti-breastfeeding article in the	AtlanticMonthly
>       (Candice Belanoff)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 13:41:20 -0400
> From: bagneris at fas.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: [Parentsgroup-list] anti-breastfeeding article in the
> 	Atlantic	Monthly
> To: Eunha Chang <eunha.chang at gmail.com>
> Cc: Harvard Parents <parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu>
> Message-ID: <1237225280.49be8f40a8c2d at webmail.fas.harvard.edu>
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> Another mommy who felt the article contained a lot of truths.  Read on if you
> are so-inclined
>
> Confession of a Breast-Feeding Failure:
>
> My second child is now 5 months old.  After an already rough go with early
> breastfeeding and struggling to gain weight in the early weeks, at about five
> weeks, she refused to nurse period.  Since she refused the at-the-breast
> nursing supplementer, I diligently cup fed breast milk to her for weeks,
> knowing from all my pre-natal research that giving her a bottle before
> breastfeeding was firmly established would leave her hopelessly nipple
> confused.  I spent most of the early weeks of Z's life in the lactation
> consultant's office, both of us crying our eyes out.  Having faithfully read
> the Nursing Mother's Companion, the Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, any article
> I
> could get my hands on, and taking TWO pre-natal breastfeeding classes, I just
> KNEW that I could do this.  It was hard work, but it was what my body was
> made
> for (I mean my boobs were freaking huge 32H!!!).  I was determined to make
> this
> work.  But I just couldn't.
>
> Once the lactation consultant finally concluded that my daughter was "a real
> toughie" and "quite a character with a real mind of her own" (heavens, I hope
> so!) and gave me the go-ahead to give her a bottle (her weight had dropped
> bigtime), I pumped breastmilk for her for 5 months, but  I couldn't balance
> being a good mom to my five year old and a non-evil partner to girlfriend let
> alone trying to finish a dissertation with pumping 8-12 times a day.   And
> despite the name of of Medela's most popular pump, there is nothing "stylish"
> about pumping; it's really hard work.  My daughter may have been getting
> those
> drops of "liquid gold" as my pediatrician called them, but everyone but her
> was
> pretty miserable.  Finally, I decided I wanted to really enjoy my daughter
> and
> my family.
>
> On her five month birthday, I just decided to forgive us both for "failing"
> to
> breastfeed.  I fully support breastfeeding--have proudly nursed in public,
> supported pro-breastfeeding legislation, etc.--and never thought this would
> be
> me, never thought I would be one of those moms that other moms looked at and
> said, "She just didn't try hard enough."  As a feminist, I know
> intellectually
> that women have more than enough crap to feel guilty about...and yet, I still
> feel tremendously guilty about our (my) breastfeeding "failure" and am very
> self-conscious every time I whip out my poor bottle-fed daugher's "artificial
> baby milk." I know that I'd happily nurse her until she wanted to stop if I
> could get her back on the boob, but, you know, she never really did like a
> bottle either.  Turns out, all this time, she was really trying to say, "I'm
> hungry; just give me a freaking spoon!"  So we just bought one of those
> infusion pureers thing-y so we can make our own, organic, locally grown baby
> food (said, of course, with a note of irony, but also true : ).
>
> Mia,
> ABD, cloth-diapering, co-sleeping, baby-wearing vegan mom to Izzy (5) and
> poor
> little bottle-fed Zora (5 months)
>
>
>
>
> Quoting Eunha Chang <eunha.chang at gmail.com>:
>
> > Dear All,
> >
> > Thanks Irene for the article. This is exactly what I wanted to hear from
> > ANYONE for the last five years of raising my two kids ( I breastfed both)
> > Despite all this euphoria about breastfeeding, I found many "cons" to it,
> > but was wondering why no one mentions about them. After having exclusively
> > breastfeeding two kids as a full-time student mom, I now advice other
> > moms-to-be that formula is OK, and sometimes even better for some kids.  My
> > younger one had a serious atopic dermatitis and food allergies, and
> whatever
> > I ate affected him through breast milk.  My diet was restricted, and I had
> > to always worry about anything that I unknowingly ate -- which was another
> > stress in addition to what I already had.
> >
> > In addition, in oriental medicine, they say breastfeeding is "extracting
> the
> > bone marrow of the mother." Despite the Western medicine's argument that it
> > does not affect mother's health, and even good for burning calories, my
> > oriental doctor said I will be left with only "packaging" (with no content
> > inside) after breastfeeding. Whenever I went to him for chronic fatigue and
> > illness, he advised me many times to change to formulas. But because I was
> > hoping my son's allergies would get better from exclusive breastfeeding, I
> > just couldn't stop.  My younger son is now 27 months old, and his allergies
> > has not gotten better, if not worse.  In addition, I did not come back to
> my
> > normal weight until I weaned them -- breastfeeding made my appetite
> > crazy.
> >
> > Anyways, I would still choose breastfeeding over formula for many other
> > reasons, but shorter in duration or with some sort of "compromise."  I just
> > think it would be fair to give mothers the complete picture of pros and
> CONS
> > of the breastfeeding, and have them choose, and no more stigma about the
> > formulas.
> >
> > Eun Ha CHANG
> > Visiting Fellow
> > Harvard Yenching Institute
> > 2009/3/16 Irene Newton <irene.newton at gmail.com>
> >
> > > Hi parents,
> > >
> > > I wonder what you'll make of this provocative article.  I feel like I
> also
> > > had my issues with breastfeeding (especially the inequality it sets up in
> > > the parenting between mother and father) but I feel quite strongly that
> it
> > > is the best option for my child.  The article below brings up a lot of
> > > questions about breastfeeding and I wonder what the highly educated
> members
> > > of this listserve will make of it.
> > >
> > > http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200904/case-against-breastfeeding
> > >
> > > -Irene
> > >
> > > --
> > > Irene L.G. Newton
> > > Postdoctoral Fellow
> > > Tufts University - Microbiology Department
> > > Jaharis 424
> > > 136 Harrison Ave.
> > > Boston, MA 02111
> > >
> > > _______________________________________________
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> > > Parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
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> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Eun Ha Chang
> > Visiting Fellow
> > Harvard Yenching Institute
> > http://www.harvard-yenching.org
> > 617 999 6370
> >
> >
> > "Enter to Grow in Wisdom"
> > "Depart to Serve Better Thy Country and Thy Kind"
> >                  ----Inscription on the outside and inside of the Dexter
> > Gate at Harvard (1901)
> >
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 2
> Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 14:21:13 -0400
> From: "Candice Belanoff" <CBELANOF at hsph.harvard.edu>
> Subject: Re: [Parentsgroup-list] anti-breastfeeding article in the
> 	AtlanticMonthly
> To: <bagneris at fas.harvard.edu>,"Eunha Chang" <eunha.chang at gmail.com>
> Cc: Harvard Parents <parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu>
> Message-ID: <49BE603C.FB53.008D.1 at hsph.harvard.edu>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
>
> These are fantastic, important stories to hear, folks. Please keep 'em
> coming!!! Did anyone think that article was bunk? Did anyone think she should
> have said even more?
>
> --candice, almost done, breastfeeding researcher
>
>
>
>
> Candice Belanoff, MPH
> Doctoral Candidate
> Department of Society, Human Development and Health
> Harvard School of Public Health
>
>
>
> >>> <bagneris at fas.harvard.edu> 3/16/2009 1:41 PM >>>
> Another mommy who felt the article contained a lot of truths.  Read on if you
> are so-inclined
>
> Confession of a Breast-Feeding Failure:
>
> My second child is now 5 months old.  After an already rough go with early
> breastfeeding and struggling to gain weight in the early weeks, at about five
> weeks, she refused to nurse period.  Since she refused the at-the-breast
> nursing supplementer, I diligently cup fed breast milk to her for weeks,
> knowing from all my pre-natal research that giving her a bottle before
> breastfeeding was firmly established would leave her hopelessly nipple
> confused.  I spent most of the early weeks of Z's life in the lactation
> consultant's office, both of us crying our eyes out.  Having faithfully read
> the Nursing Mother's Companion, the Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, any article
> I
> could get my hands on, and taking TWO pre-natal breastfeeding classes, I just
> KNEW that I could do this.  It was hard work, but it was what my body was
> made
> for (I mean my boobs were freaking huge 32H!!!).  I was determined to make
> this
> work.  But I just couldn't.
>
> Once the lactation consultant finally concluded that my daughter was "a real
> toughie" and "quite a character with a real mind of her own" (heavens, I hope
> so!) and gave me the go-ahead to give her a bottle (her weight had dropped
> bigtime), I pumped breastmilk for her for 5 months, but  I couldn't balance
> being a good mom to my five year old and a non-evil partner to girlfriend let
> alone trying to finish a dissertation with pumping 8-12 times a day.   And
> despite the name of of Medela's most popular pump, there is nothing "stylish"
> about pumping; it's really hard work.  My daughter may have been getting
> those
> drops of "liquid gold" as my pediatrician called them, but everyone but her
> was
> pretty miserable.  Finally, I decided I wanted to really enjoy my daughter
> and
> my family.
>
> On her five month birthday, I just decided to forgive us both for "failing"
> to
> breastfeed.  I fully support breastfeeding--have proudly nursed in public,
> supported pro-breastfeeding legislation, etc.--and never thought this would
> be
> me, never thought I would be one of those moms that other moms looked at and
> said, "She just didn't try hard enough."  As a feminist, I know
> intellectually
> that women have more than enough crap to feel guilty about...and yet, I still
> feel tremendously guilty about our (my) breastfeeding "failure" and am very
> self-conscious every time I whip out my poor bottle-fed daugher's "artificial
> baby milk." I know that I'd happily nurse her until she wanted to stop if I
> could get her back on the boob, but, you know, she never really did like a
> bottle either.  Turns out, all this time, she was really trying to say, "I'm
> hungry; just give me a freaking spoon!"  So we just bought one of those
> infusion pureers thing-y so we can make our own, organic, locally grown baby
> food (said, of course, with a note of irony, but also true : ).
>
> Mia,
> ABD, cloth-diapering, co-sleeping, baby-wearing vegan mom to Izzy (5) and
> poor
> little bottle-fed Zora (5 months)
>
>
>
>
> Quoting Eunha Chang <eunha.chang at gmail.com>:
>
> > Dear All,
> >
> > Thanks Irene for the article. This is exactly what I wanted to hear from
> > ANYONE for the last five years of raising my two kids ( I breastfed both)
> > Despite all this euphoria about breastfeeding, I found many "cons" to it,
> > but was wondering why no one mentions about them. After having exclusively
> > breastfeeding two kids as a full-time student mom, I now advice other
> > moms-to-be that formula is OK, and sometimes even better for some kids.  My
> > younger one had a serious atopic dermatitis and food allergies, and
> whatever
> > I ate affected him through breast milk.  My diet was restricted, and I had
> > to always worry about anything that I unknowingly ate -- which was another
> > stress in addition to what I already had.
> >
> > In addition, in oriental medicine, they say breastfeeding is "extracting
> the
> > bone marrow of the mother." Despite the Western medicine's argument that it
> > does not affect mother's health, and even good for burning calories, my
> > oriental doctor said I will be left with only "packaging" (with no content
> > inside) after breastfeeding. Whenever I went to him for chronic fatigue and
> > illness, he advised me many times to change to formulas. But because I was
> > hoping my son's allergies would get better from exclusive breastfeeding, I
> > just couldn't stop.  My younger son is now 27 months old, and his allergies
> > has not gotten better, if not worse.  In addition, I did not come back to
> my
> > normal weight until I weaned them -- breastfeeding made my appetite
> > crazy.
> >
> > Anyways, I would still choose breastfeeding over formula for many other
> > reasons, but shorter in duration or with some sort of "compromise."  I just
> > think it would be fair to give mothers the complete picture of pros and
> CONS
> > of the breastfeeding, and have them choose, and no more stigma about the
> > formulas.
> >
> > Eun Ha CHANG
> > Visiting Fellow
> > Harvard Yenching Institute
> > 2009/3/16 Irene Newton <irene.newton at gmail.com>
> >
> > > Hi parents,
> > >
> > > I wonder what you'll make of this provocative article.  I feel like I
> also
> > > had my issues with breastfeeding (especially the inequality it sets up in
> > > the parenting between mother and father) but I feel quite strongly that
> it
> > > is the best option for my child.  The article below brings up a lot of
> > > questions about breastfeeding and I wonder what the highly educated
> members
> > > of this listserve will make of it.
> > >
> > > http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200904/case-against-breastfeeding
> > >
> > > -Irene
> > >
> > > --
> > > Irene L.G. Newton
> > > Postdoctoral Fellow
> > > Tufts University - Microbiology Department
> > > Jaharis 424
> > > 136 Harrison Ave.
> > > Boston, MA 02111
> > >
> > > _______________________________________________
> > > Parentsgroup-list mailing list
> > > Parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> > > http://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/parentsgroup-list
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Eun Ha Chang
> > Visiting Fellow
> > Harvard Yenching Institute
> > http://www.harvard ( http://www.harvard/ )-yenching.org
> > 617 999 6370
> >
> >
> > "Enter to Grow in Wisdom"
> > "Depart to Serve Better Thy Country and Thy Kind"
> >                  ----Inscription on the outside and inside of the Dexter
> > Gate at Harvard (1901)
> >
>
>
>
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