I just read two really disturbing articles about breastfeeding. One of them talks about the long term effects of breastfeeding on the mom in regard to earnings ((http://www.psmag.com/health/despite-bloombergs-best-efforts-disincentives-remain-for-breastfeeding-43876/). The other one talks about how women who breastfeed their babies are perceived as less competent (http://www.psmag.com/health/breastfeeding-women-viewed-as-less-competent-29338/).
What I find the most disturbing is that if one is aware of the research that has been done in regards to breastfeeding, it is a CLEAR benefit to both the mother and the baby to breastfeed for at least six months (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-medina-phd/breastfeeding-debate-brain-development_b_807768.html).
I can’t help but wonder, what subconsciously is happening in the minds of the people who are judging these women? Are they jealous because they weren’t breastfed and are feeling a bit defensive? Were they maybe unable to breastfeed their baby for whatever reason?
I have seen the movie Idiocracy and this feels like it is coming true..
On another note, my chest is looking a bit bigger…I think I had better go home now because that means my little 20mo baby boy is probably feeling hungry about now.