Remember: There’s a 79% chance that any individual you talk to is a Grumbel’s customer. Which means they’re likely to be pretty vocal… and selfish…
I’m looking to see if Stuart meets the baby.
He is probably still trying to get off the floor…
oh God.. THAT woman.. the one who thinks that babies who aren’t breastfed are weak, sickly creatures that will die if you sneeze on them.
Luckily formula technology has come a long way and while breastmilk is the best for your baby, no one should guilt trip you for not breastfeeding whether by choice or necessity.
My wife WANTED to breastfeed but complications at the end of pregnancy led to post-natal meds which made her breast milk toxic and by the time the meds were worked out of the system there was no more milk being made.
It happens.. but we got plenty of psychos like the nutter above railing against us because “Obviously you didn’t try enough!”
I know a young mother who took it as a deep, personal, moral insult when formula companies would mail her coupons. She claimed it was a conspiracy to convince mothers that there was no alternative to buying formula. Nice girl but has a few screws loose, you know?
I have to say though, I was intrigued, amused and a tiny, tiny bit unnerved about how Target coupons often correctly predict pregnancies.
Yep. I wasn’t breast fed since I was adopted, and I wasn’t on death’s door all through my infancy because of it!
I figure the people who are loud and rude about giving advice about babies (or anything, for that matter), are probably the least qualified to give it. I wonder if that lady even HAD a baby? Lost of people who’ve never had kids seem to be more than willing to share their amazing knowledge on the subject of them! One of the reasons I don’t go about giving advice on ‘em–aside from “Sir/Ma’am, I think it would be in your child’s best interest if you would keep them from climbing on the gift card rack, it has been known to fall over and I fear it may be hazardous to their health if they continue to use it as a jungle gym.”
That’s actually some very good advice there, too bad there are a lot of parents that I’ve seen who don’t care if their child climbs on it, that way they can sue your store when the child does get hurt. Personally I feel that retail stores should have cameras watching and recording every square inch possible to protect them in the lawsuit from idiots like them.
I’ve got another angle to the thought, what makes these women so certain that the mother isn’t using a pump in her spare time so that she doesn’t breastfeed in public. Based on the strip I’d say that isn’t what happened here, but isn’t it the mothers choice whether or not to breastfeed her child?
I agree with Duston B.
One reader on SeattlePI chided Marla and said with a rack that size she should breast feed the kid. OMG the perves as well as the loons are out.
My ex-wanted to breast feed our daughter, but she couldn’t get a good grip and many times stopped on one side only or gave up quickly. She was losing weight and NEEDED supplement. She was able to grip the bottle nipple better so she just refused the breast milk eventually to go with the artificial nipple.
But you guys are right. Whether it is in the store or in the real world, there are plenty of nuts around. I talk to them everyday in my line of work.
I don’t see what’s wrong with breast-feeding, as long as you don’t do it in public. I’ve seen some people that support doing that in front of others. It’s disgusting.
So really, there can be “pervs” on both ends – both creepos and… exposers.
Oh boy, here we go……
Wonder if Stuart would eject a breastfeeding mother just because it looks “inappropriate” and get into trouble for it. Seeing we have no idea what state the strip is based in, laws may vary.
My best guess is that it’s in Rhode Island given it’s the only state that seems to match up with the tax laws. There, it can be considered a violation of civil rights to not allow a mother to breastfeed her child.
Staying out of this discussion, missed on yesterday’s predication too.
I was given formula as a baby. Gawd knows what they put in it but it made me half a foot taller than my parents, so. That said I could just be a freak of nature.
Why is it the only people who know exactly how to raise a sprog don’t have one, whereas parents, seemingly, don’t have a clue?
It’s overwhelming to new moms with all the unsolicited advice people give them about raising babies. The best thing to do is smile and nod, then take what you want and leave the rest.
Yes, this, exactly! Whenever I go to baby showers and see those “advice books”, I always write one thing, something along the lines of “Do what you feel works best for YOU, don’t listen to the rest of us, and never let anyone make you feel guilty for doing so!”
My pediatrician gave me the best advice: Listen to the little mommy voice inside & don’t be afraid to trust your gut feeling. If something doesn’t seem right, try something different.
What’s that Fiona’s holding? Keys? And she hasn’t tried to taste them?
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