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May 11, 2012

Time magazine’s cover is causing lots of commotion. Thought I’d repost this!

grayhairedmom.com

Most of my high school and college friends had their babies at “normal” ages, in their 20s and 30s, which is to say in the 1980s and 1990s. No one was breastfeeding in the 80s and 90s as far as I know. In fact, one of my girlfriends who has 4 lovely kids told me the only baby she tried to breastfeed ended up having all sorts of issues. She bottle fed the other 3, and they did great. Another friend of mine tried, but her son never took to it, so he was bottle fed from almost the beginning.

I decided I would at least try to breastfeed while I was on maternity leave. I think a woman should, if she is feeling it, breastfeed for as long as it works for her and her baby, and I also believe that she should breastfeed wherever and whenever it works…

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