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Old 08-02-2007, 01:05 PM   #1
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Bi-racial breastfeeding

So what kind of reactions do you think a Caucasian mother will get from nursing an African baby? We are adopting and I am pregnant as well. (Thrilled because 1. we wanted two anyways and 2. I won't have to re-lactate.).
I am SO hoping that the adopted baby won't be too bottle addicted to take the breast. But I am also aware that it will probably come with quite a few comments. What are some you would predict?

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Re: Bi-racial breastfeeding

Who cares? It's awesome.
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:13 PM   #3
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Re: Bi-racial breastfeeding

um - probably just looks- but I've gotten some from nursing and caring for my dd who is blonde and blue eyed-even though I am brown skinned with dark hair and eyes- mostly along the lines of
"Is she yours?" and if I have both my older kids- "Do they have the same fathers" -you get used to it sort of...
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:13 PM   #5
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Re: Bi-racial breastfeeding

Not that I care...in fact, I thought it would be humorous to set up some sort of hidden camera to get laughs out of peoples reactions.
I would like to have some "pre-thought" responses, though, so I don't get caught with my mouth open at what some people could say. There is a lot of thinking going into how I will handle an adopted child of another race. I desire to be open, honest, and to nip peoples rude comments in the bud.
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:16 PM   #6
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Re: Bi-racial breastfeeding

if i saw you out somewhere NIP you'd certainly get a comment from me!

something along the lines of
what a lucky baby or you are an awesome mama!!
you rock mama!

i love this!!!
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Re: Bi-racial breastfeeding

I understand your need for a ready response. Being an African-American female and going to college in central PA I got caught with my mouth hanging open from comments and looks from people I came in contact with.

However my mind is drawing a blank as to any good responses, thankfully its been a while since I have had to deal with anything like that. But I will try to think of some for you and re-post.
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Re: Bi-racial breastfeeding

one respone my dh came up with-
When asked where my dd gets her blue eyes from- "The plumber" is my answer- (my husband actually is a plumber but no one else needs to know that)
Sometimes I amswer that there was a mix up at the hospital but only if the person seems very rude-sometimes people are just curious but sometimes it isn't just curiousity...
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Who cares? It's awesome.
I agree! I really hope it works out for you!
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congrqats and good luck
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