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Great to hear, Gina. I contributed because her blind fury and vitriol for any woman who does not conform to her biased and bizarre ideas about birth is repulsive. As I've said, she's written awful things about me but her evil behavior towards women whose babies have died is impossible for me to abide. Thank you.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on On Negotiating with Terrorist Amy
Gina, you know I think you're amazing and I'm impressed by your commitment. But I also know that there are many women who must return to work with no time to pump, no space to pump, they must go back far earlier than 12 weeks pospartum, their professors or school are not amenable to nursing in class, they are single mothers with no help, the list goes on and on. While your tenacity and commitment are admirable, and I definitely appreciate that millions of women who become mothers in this country face some kind of obstacle, the types and extent of these obstacles vary. As a mother who formula fed her first (for many of the same reasons you did) and exclusively breastfed her second until she was 3 years old (and went back to work after 12 weeks), and have written quite a bit about this, I know that there are so many forces at work from every which way. I 100% agree that a woman should not be swayed by other women saying you can't breastfeed and return to work or school, I also think that the realities of our economic and social system sometimes dictate for mothers what we can and can't do. I'm not saying anyone should take their situation as a guarantee of what can or can't be done; just that it's not as easy as telling oneself that you'll do it in the face of hardship. I LOVE your dedication to all of us mothers and to changing things for the better.
8 months, 1 week ago on Full-time Worker, Full-time Student, Full-time Breastfeeder too