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Old 07-28-2006, 06:22 AM   #1
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http://msnbc.msn.com/id/14065706/

I think the cover is great, but some ppl don't apparently.
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Old 07-28-2006, 06:24 AM   #2
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I read this last night the "Gross" response is really, really upsetting to me. I really don't care if someone breastfeeds but GROSS? Ugh!
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Old 07-28-2006, 06:39 AM   #3
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I can understand the part of it may turn on a guy, but it wasn't like a playboy pic. come on. When you nurse anyway especially in public I don't think there are many that pull it out like that. I mean even if you don't use a blanket the baby still hides you and your shirt hides the top half. Besides how many men REALLY pick up and American Baby magazine? I brought them home and my husband maybe picked up 1.
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Old 07-28-2006, 06:41 AM   #4
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I've been trying not to read the story so I don't get myself all upset, LOL, but I just went and read it. It's a BABY magazine - some babies eat using BREASTS! Jeez - big deal. Don't look then. *sigh*
I emailed Babytalk a few days ago and told them I appreciated the cover. I'm actually pretty happy that the stats in that story said only 1/4 of people polled were unsupportive of it (or whatever) I was really worried it was going to be a higher number than that. I know 1/4 still isn't great, but I FOR SURE after hearing horror stories of moms NIP thought it would be worse than that.
I sort of wonder if they're just doing these stories (MSNBC and everyone else) to stir the turd. I guess I'm not sure I know anyone who isn't supportive of moms NIP, but then again that's just me.
Oh, I asked DH about this last night when I was replying on a twin board about it. He said he hadn't even noticed there was a breast on the cover at all. I can't wait for someone to say something rude when I'm NIP, LOL, he's pretty scary when he gets mad.

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Old 07-28-2006, 07:29 AM   #5
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Some people are just twisted in their thinking. They put thier own feelings ,opinions, and emotions BEFORE the health of a baby.
oh, its ok to have breasts poppin out and exposed all over cosmo, glamour, and every other magazine out there, but once breasts are used for thier INTENDED PURPOSE, suddenly breast exposure is all wrong? even gross???? come on! look at the complete idiotcy in all of that! You dont hear of people complaing about THOSE mags..... so whats the real issue here??? Its not about the breasts, its about BREASTFEEDING! I am sure the majority of the complainers are women who have alterier motives and complain just to make themselves feel better, because they didnt or couldnt breastfeed for whatever reason. Just because they couldnt or wouldnt, doesnt mean that we cant! Maybe they feel guilty, and dont like that feeling, I dont know. But it is really messed up. ya know what? they better not go oversees or to another country any time soon, or they will get an eye-full!
Maybe someone can post a link of the baby talk customer email... so we all can say we support the cover?Oh btw.... I hope I didnt offend anybody who formula feeds, that is not my purpose at all, please understand. But its like I have to defend my right to breastfeed all of the time, and its irritating, it shouldnt have to be that way.
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Yea, I would like that link if anyone has it. I am so pro breastfeeding/ anti-formula it is not even funny and I think it is BS that someone would feel BF is GROSS! I am agreeing with everyone else too!
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That cover is so, sooooo adorable! What a cute baby! That is what I noticed by the way nt the boob!! Man that cover shows about as much or maybe even less skin than some of the magazines my husband likes to buy!! They are not playboy or anything either I might add, those women are just covering their nipples with their hand and not a baby!! Nudity is thought of a little differently here is europe I have realized that since we have visited and now that we live here. Off the military base you see tons of mamas nursing their babes and they very rarely have covers! On base they are always covered though, or the mamas who usually nurse give bottles in public!!!
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i think this article is ridiculous though and just beyond not right!!
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Old 07-28-2006, 07:35 AM   #9
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WHAT! I AM SO OUTRAGGED BY THIS ARTICLE! I WANT TO SCREAM AT THESE PEOPLE TO JUST GROW UP AND SEE IT IS NOT A SEXUAL OBJECT BUT AN OBJECT FOR NURISHING OUR BABIES!
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BTW, I just went to the website and contacted them and gave them KUDO'S for the picture!
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