Submitted by b0h0-babe
And Jesus said unto them, “And whom do you say that I am?”
They replied, “You are the eschatological manifestation of the ground of our being, the ontological foundation of the context of our very selfhood revealed.”
And Jesus replied, “What?”
Babies cry. It’s their way of communicating. My Rila cries a lot (especially on her first month). But it isn’t because she’s just being fussy and manipulative (although at first I thought she was). She may just be hungry, soiled, tired or just wants my undivided attention.
Yes, my baby is like that. Most babies are. So each time a baby cries in public, I don’t think her mother owes everyone in the room an apology. It’s human nature. It’s not her fault. I think it’s very inconsiderate of most people who roll their eyes and mumble words at you just because your baby cries and you can’t comfort her instantly.
I also think it’s so unfair of most establishments not to provide appropriate nursing stations. It’s as necessary as a restroom! Nursing moms shouldn’t be deprived to go out just because of this inconvenience. We also shop, stroll around and want to have lunch at a restaurant for sometime; and so do our precious ones… As a result to this problem, I end up feeding my baby in public, and I always get that criticizing look from people who probably didn’t, even at one point have a baby in the family… Umm, sorry. My baby is a human being. She also gets thirsty and hungry like you and me, duh.
For first time moms out there like me, stop worrying if you’re doing it wrong or right. Don’t listen to everything your neighbor or officemate or even your pediatrician tells you. Each baby is different. No one knows your baby like you do. It’s okay to pamper her; it doesn’t matter if you hold her all the time or let her stay on your breast for hours, you can’t spoil a baby…
Submitted by christinewang