I'm in Europe and cannot fathom why breastfeeding in the US causes such a fuss. The only way you can tell if a woman is breastfeeding or not is by the way she's holding her baby. Her breast is virtually invisible due to the baby and you see a lot less breast than you do with the average neckline. To those who are "disturbed" by it - why? Because there is a naked breast within 20 yards of you yet you can see nothing? Well, of course not, she's taking care of her baby.
For those who talk about women "whipping it out" - I say, you've never seen a breastfeeding woman and you've certainly never seen a woman "whip it out" - that kind of thing happens in your own imagination not in reality. She's totally immersed in taking care of her baby. Whether you get all excited about the idea of nearby naked breasts (that you're not going to see anyway) is your problem - she's taking care of her baby's needs.
Finally, about discreet breastfeeding, the average breastfeeding mother IS discreet because she is totally focussed on her baby. Like I said, I live in Europe. I have two children and have been through the maternity clothes, breastfeeding clothes, etc. I have yet to see a blanket to cover up the baby when breastfeeding (I cannot begin to imagine how suffocating that would be for the poor wee mite). I had never even heard of a breastfeeding apron until today, in this thread. What I have seen are fashionable clothes designed to help mothers breastfeed. The important point about them is that they are designed to make breastfeeding easier and more comfortable and NOT to cover up. Why make breastfeeding more complicated than it already is?View Thread
What is there to be fair about? I was under the impression that healthcare was a business.
If a patient is not willing to follow their doctor's reccomendations then why go see the doc in the first place? If the doctor recommends something that s/he considers essential to good healthcare and the patient does not wish to comply why should the doctor put her/himself at risk of being sued for malpractice for bad results if their instructions were only partially followed?
My doctor is unlikely to fire me because I trust him implicitly ... and he knows that. We also take the time to discuss treatment... and we both talk and we both listen.
I am actually appalled by the number of people who trust online hearsay more than their own doctor. Wake up, people! If you have no faith in your doctor then find another! Don't just accept things and go searching online for the means of catching her/him out! A doctor/patient relationship is one of TRUST. If you don't trust yours then find one that you DO trust.View Thread
Actually, you'd be surprised at how many children are actually named after a character in a TV show - that's one of the main causes for waves of children with the same name I'm pretty sure that my name (Irene) was chosen from a TV series in the 60s (The Forstythe Saga). Strangely enough, all the other Irenes I know are either my age or a year younger or older .
I think that, when choosing a child's name, parents should consider how it would sound being yelled across a playground. I think that might seriously limit choices (lol).View Thread
That's not the point. The point is that these implants occasionally ruptured and became a cancer risk. It is cheaper in the long run to pay for them to be removed than to pay for long, painful cancer treatment.View Thread