Monthly Archives: January 2013

Breast is Best… but is it for you?

discreet enough?

discreet enough?

This little doozie of a heading is sure to get the serious ‘pro-Breastfeeding’ women of the world fired up and ready to grab their babe out of his or her cosy bassinette at the crack of dawn, chuck him/her on the boob and march the streets in protest.
Don’t get me wrong I am all for doing what is best for my bub, he is my absolute world. I love breast-feeding him and I am so lucky that I have been blessed with udders. In all seriousness I, like many other women, agree that ideally if nature intended us to breast feed our little cherub’s it is probably best for their health and development. But here’s a wobbly one, What if it’s not what’s best for mum?
For example mum goes back to work and dad is the stay at homer, is expressing milk as nutritious as straight from the tap? Or is it now just as beneficial for babe as say formula (yes I said it, the F word).
I honestly do believe everyone is entitled to their own opinion and breast might be best, but if it’s not an option for mum then that should be her choice. I feel as though the chronically obsessed Pro Breast Clan have shoved a huge wedge between those of us who breastfeed and those who don’t or aren’t able to. We are all mums, the 11pm, 1am, and 3.30am night stints aren’t any easier if you are whipping out a bottle rather than a nipple are they?
This topic has been niggling at me for a while, I decided to put it out there after watching channel 7’s sunrise’s ‘angels’ segment. Comments made by Kochie blew up! He feels that women should be discreet when feeding in public. I don’t agree or disagree with his thoughts, in fact I don’t really care what Kochie or any one else (including other mothers) thinks of the topic when it comes to the crunch. When I am in public and my gorgeous little Max is screaming and crying, I AM going to feed him whenever and wherever I might be at the time, it’s not something I have ever been embarrassed about or even thought twice about to be perfectly honest. Just quietly it is far more embarrassing when your baby starts screaming in his pusher on your regular morning walk and passer buyers are giving you that judgmental ‘you neglectful mother you’ look than it is to whip out a boosie! What is the general consensus? Should we be placing this much pressure on the topic or respectfully leaving the decision to mums?

Being a parent.

the expression says it all

the expression says it all

Being a parent.
I am very new to it. To be honest I haven’t yet found my way. What makes a good mum? I ask myself this question far to often. I have come to the conclusion that there is in fact no answer. I see women in my local supermarket (I will insert here that I live in a lower socioeconomic area) and am completely disgusted by the interaction (or lack there of) they have with their children. I will give you a beauty of an example.
Yesterday Max and I went to grab some milk and something for dads dinner from Woolies, we were enjoying watching each other (from the pusher) when a, what I would call feral, bunch of kids ran past yelling and screaming out to their mum. They were very excited because they had made up their own brothers secret handshake (very cute) and wanted to share the excitement with Mum. My jaw just about hit the floor when I herd this woman’s response… ‘YOUR STUPID HANDSHAKE TURNS INTO MY FUCKING MIGRAINE, SO SHUT UP OR YOU CAN ALL WALK HOME’ the fact that she wasn’t even concerned that other people might be judging her parenting style, was a concern! So I’m on a mission now, this woman has me all inspired, In search of key parenting skills that every parent needs to attain. Although I might have to people watch a little further from home in the future.

How did i create something so perfect?!!

How did i create something so perfect?!!

You Know you have done something right when you capture a moment like this!
I may be bias, but is my son not the most perfect little human you have ever seen?!
Every new Mum feels this way, completely smitten and obsessed with their little cherub. I just had to share this picture, I have been experimenting with my new camera and Max simply makes the best focus point for my display of piccys.
Today was an interesting day for little Maxi. he literally slept for the entire first half. I was contemplating calling the maternal and child health nurse to ask if it was normal. He awoke for 10 minutes so I attempted to feed him but he fell asleep on my chest. I have to admit there are few moments in life that are as enjoyable nor as cute as this one, when he falls alseep virtually hanging off my nipple so innocent and pure. I need to take a mental picture and replay it over in my mind when Iv been up every hour through the night followed by a day battling gripe, colic pains. ahhhh the joys of motherhood.

sleepy bub

sleepy bub