This isn't news, as such, but a great post at the Leaky B@@b about how you're still a breastfeeding mom whether or not you make all those other parenting choices that people associate with breastfeeding. You may find it very refreshing if you're one who doesn't feel like she quite fits in with either the "crunchy" moms or the "mainstream" moms.
Read the rest.Recently I’ve seen conversations that almost assume that everyone that breastfeeds is on the same page regarding every parenting choice. Like we’re a club that talks, walks, dresses, eats and sleeps the same. But we’re not. The mom across the street from me breastfed her son for close to a year, pumping for him when she returned to work. Unlike me she lets her son eat prepackaged food daily, have character toys and clothing and she has him fully vaccinated. Like me, she does curbside recycling. Also like me? She loves her child more than she could begin to articulate. I admire her, she’s an awesome mom and I’ve learned a lot from her and I hope maybe she’s learned some things from me.