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Entries in Breastfeeding (5)

Tuesday
May222012

TIME (MAGAZINE) HAS PARENTING PHILOSOPHIES AT A HEAD: WHY IT MIGHT BE TIME TO GO TO THE ZOO INSTEAD

If I've said it before, I'll say it again: parenting is not an exact science. Sure, everybody likes to think they know what they're doing, but do we really? I mean, can anybody say they have the one tried and true method for raising the "perfect child?" To me, parenting is just a smorgasbord of opinion, and we all choose to believe what we want to believe. In actuality, choosing one parenting philosophy over another is no different than choosing which side of the coin you choose to gamble on when deciding your fate at the hands of Pascal's Wager, where the truth of the matter can never truly be known, and you're just guessing at best.

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Monday
May072012

IF MEN COULD BREASTFEED, WOULD THEY? AN EXPOSEE FROM FODDER 4 FATHERS

Gentlemen, let's face it dads take a lot of flak over the fact that (through no evolutionary fault of our own) we can't give birth. We hear it all the time: “Men could never carry a baby for nine months.” “Men could never give birth.” “Men could never feel queasy for three to nine months straight and smile and say ‘it’s for a greater cause.’” Fine, it’s true, we concede the fact that not having a uterus or a vagina significantly limits our ability to have children, and we will never know the "agony" of childbirth, but it doesn't mean we're not sympathetic to your plight. We hear how much moms suffer through with the pregnancy, and the labor, and the birth. We know about the swelling, and the soreness, and the sitz baths, and, well, because you never stop telling us how much you do we would like to offer our services where they have never been given before. No, not pregnancy, or labor, and most certainly not birth- we'll let you keep that- we're talking breastfeeding. Because, guess what, we have nipples, and we’re not afraid to use them.

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Tuesday
Dec202011

FODDER OF THE WEEK: YOU LOST ME AT "HELLO" - PARENTING PAGES DAUNTING DADS - WHY TOO MANY BIRTHING IMAGES IS NOT A GOOD THING

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If I've learned anything from my short tenure as a dad blogger, it is one thing- most dads are squeamish; no, not necessarily at the sight of our own blood, or the sight of one man taking out an entire army with an AK47 (see Rambo), but mostly when it comes to witnessing the birth of a child. And maybe squeamish isn't the right word? Maybe what we really don't want to see is the sight of a woman's vagina (well, mostly our wives') being stretched beyond its limits. And, even if we're cool with it in a delivery room as a means to an end (the end being the birth of a healthy child, our own), we don't really want to see someone else's wife doing it- well, ever. But every day, more and more, I'm seeing the "money shot" on Facebook parenting pages claiming to be "dad" friendly. So I have to ask: do you know us at all?

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Thursday
Dec082011

FODDER OF THE WEEK: WHEN IT'S JUST BETTER TO GO WITH THE FLOW- DADS IN SUPPORT OF BREAST FEEDING

There's war that's raging. It's being fought in bedrooms and restaurants, on public forums and at family gatherings. It's a war on the breast, and when and where it is acceptable to show one. I'm not talking about pornography. I'm not Hugh Hefner, and I'm certainly not Larry Flynt, but I support what they stand for, at least when it comes to defending a person's right to their opinions on what is and is not "art." And if you ask me, breastfeeding is an art form, as any woman who can feed their child, covering up just enough to ensure that no one sees anything they don't want them to see while feeding their child freely in public places (just as nature intended) is showing the world a thing of beauty. And I'm behind that 100%.

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Sunday
May082011

I SEE BOOBIES!: BREASTFEEDING AND THE ARGUMENT FOR FORM OVER FUNCTION

I know I'm gonna take some flack over this one, but here goes....


Remember when you were first dating your wife? Those first few dates when all you could really focus on was what she looked like naked? You know what I'm talking about - those first few dates where she'd flash you some cleavage and about a half inch of her black lace, see-through bra and it drove you nuts with anticipation. She knew what you wanted to see, but she made you work for it: the date planning, the late-night calling, the wooing- it was all part of her master plan.

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