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Very Extended and Tandem Breastfeeding: A Few Raised Eyebrows for Sure

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Big kid, loves boobs

Big kid, loves boobs

The other day, I was watching this clip of Maggie Gyllenhall, talking about breastfeeding her baby while she was shooting for the movie, White House Down.  The actress was saying how her daughter was only 2 1/2 months old when she started the filming, which seems crazy to me… Two months post partum and if I had as much money as her and I think I would be hunkered down with my baby wrapped on my chest and my pajamas on… forget having make up on and being on a movie set… but anyway…  It got me to thinking though… why is breastfeeding such a big deal?  I’m not talking even about breastfeeding in public, or breastfeeding a three year old, but I mean, just breastfeeding in general?  The talk show host certainly seemed a bit conservative about the whole thing, and also was a little confused when Maggie said she was ‘like, really breastfeeding‘… which is right, which is what you do when you have a tiny baby.  Anyway… Read the rest of this entry

Breastfeeding in Public: Baby’s Gotta Eat!

The punim says, 'Just had boobies at the playground'.

The punim says, ‘Just had boobies at the playground’.

I was reading that, in some places in Africa, if you’re out in a public place and your baby starts to cry, you had better stick a boob in that baby’s mouth in about two seconds.  If you don’t, people will assume that you’re carrying around a stolen baby!   Read the rest of this entry

On Throwing in the Towel: Crazy Days

Margo stole my phone and took at least forty photos of the accountant.

Margo stole my phone and took at least forty photos of the accountant.

I’m looking down at myself and I see mud on my ankles, my shirt smells like… ewww… sour milk, my nipple is wounded, I’ve got finger prints that I’m ignoring on my glasses and I’m sitting cross legged because I’m scared if I sit any other way, an electric shock is going to rip through my thigh. Read the rest of this entry