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Old 10-12-2006, 11:10 AM   #2
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Re: Why don't people breastfeed?

I breastfeed, but a close friend told me she wouldn't because it is "icky." This said while I was nursing KB.... So I told her to imagine her dear child getting milk right from the cow, is that somehow less icky?

I think two of the main reasons are: 1. It takes work to learn to bf. It can be very painful and frustrating. 2. You are much more tied down to baby. It's a crimp on mommy's lifestyle. Even if you pump and/ or supplement, breastfeeding is sometimes too "attached" for some women.
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