I wasn’t going to blog. I was going to stay in my baby cave, where my responsibilities center on pumping and sanitizing nipples (not mine, Dr. Brown’s). I’m pumping because Christopher has declared a state of independence. He’s his own man, won’t be attached to anyone’s chest. Won’t be called a mama’s boy. They tried […]Read more "Crowned Queen of Colostrum"
I’m no longer nursing Eliot. It’s not because I’m a Victoria’s Secret model and need to maintain my perkiness. SPOILER ALERT: I’ll probably never even model lingerie for SEARS Automotive. Or Goodwill. I stopped nursing for several reasons, a combination of Eliot’s allergies and a strong desire to bronze my first Medela double breastpump.. As […]Read more "Don’t Give Me That Stank Eye"
Last time we talked about why the new breastfeeding doll isn’t all that. Today let’s think in terms of what this baby could be. 1) A Multicultural Miracle For generations, little girls of color have been made to carry around dolls that don’t look like them. White-only doll obsession BE GONE! Berjuan Toys, the maker […]Read more "It’s Lunchtime. Do You Know Where Your Wet Nurse Is?"
Today I “liked” the breastfeeding doll page on Facebook. This multi-talented doll, manufactured by a Spanish company, is making its way to the U.S. any day now. I hope they’ll sell it in bulk at Costco. Here’s how it works: a little girl puts on a halter, she holds the doll up to her chest, […]Read more "Yeah, I “Liked” the Breastfeeding Doll"
“You got to be kidding me.” These are the words of my father, a brave man. A man with a high-pitched voice that sounds like a rooster stroking its own throat mid-crow. A man who took me to liquor drive-thrus when I was a kid. Not for beer or wine, but for barbecue-flavored Grippo’s chips […]Read more "Um, Thank You But No"