Friday, August 19, 2005

If the good Lord had meant us to breastfeed

... He wouldn't have invented cows.

Conversely, and one for my husband to remember: if God had meant us to cook "real" food He wouldn't have invented microwaves, nor instilled sheer loathing of cooking in the hearts of females the world over.


At 7:54 pm, Blogger Hannah said...

does that mean you've made the contoversial (Oooooohhhh) descision to bottle feed then?!!!

At 8:42 pm, Blogger Qalballah said...

No no. I don't think I could face Khadijah if I tried to do that before he turned at least 6 months old...

it's just my way of staying sane. There's Farley's in the cupboard and bottles at the ready. I have options. And that keeps me balanced. So far.

I'm no earth-mother, Hannah. I love my kids, but I like them when they are two years and over - when they can talk, shove food in their own mouth and you can reason with them. OK, when you can bribe them in fact. And I love little Jaws' babydom - I don't know why the thought of bottlefeeding him keeps me sane. Maybe (if he could suck from a bottle!) it would free up my arms a little, means less frequent feeding, perhaps enough to chew on til morning?? All these dreams are mine... these are my daydreams, sad lass that I am.

Been without internet for couple of days (thus my panic attacks), been catching up with your news ... *hugs* ... I pray it gets easier for you. Amin.

At 10:40 pm, Anonymous hannah said...

Hey I bottlefed Isabella when she was 6 weeks old, I'm no earth mum. There is something addictive about bottlefeeding. I'm not sure why. Breast feeding and bottle feeding both have suductive lures. Breastfeeding is nice in the night when you don't have to get up....or on a long trip in the car and you don't have to run into some greasy Little Chef and suck up to a bored waitress to warm a bottle up for free.

I'm enjoying it this time around. But then I think I'm finally getting the hang of it.

With Isabella I really don't think I could have gone the distance with her. I was too exhausted. Switching to bottles was the best at the time to keep me sane and therefore a better mummy. I think the cupboard idea is fantastic. I fully understand. I think it's the middle of the night panic "I want to stick him/her on a bottle and nowhere is open". You know that you have an emergency supply right there.


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