- Feb 25, 2004
Breast-feeding breaks? Can't quite see that one working, unless the women in question are bringing their babies into work with them?
Plus, I object to the 'breast is best' stuff. Some women cannot breastfeed. Not that some midwives accept that. Nevertheless, there are underweight, malnourished babies, simply due to the fact that the mother does not produce enough milk, or the quality of the milk is insufficient. Likewise, women for whom breastfeeding is just too damn painful. The bottom line here is that it's the mother's choice whether she breastfeeds, and if she choses not to, then she shouldn't be made to feel like she's guilty of cruelty to her own child.