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Today's women are wimps. by johnnythemonkey on 13 July 2009 4:38pm
Bunch of whingers. Nature knows best.

Re: Today's women are wimps. by Amaia on 13 July 2009 6:17pm
I love the woman's answer! :)

I don't know much about the subject, but I guess if I'm given the choice between being in pain and avoiding it, yes, I'll choose the easy way.
But, unfortunately, I don't think I'll have any choice, I won't be allowed to have an epidural.
Re: Today's women are wimps. by canaveralgumby on 13 July 2009 6:22pm
Oh, THANK you, Johnny, THANK you for bringing this to our attention!! This is why we LOVE you, Johnny!!
-- canaveralsarcasticperson
Re: Today's women are wimps. by Amaia on 13 July 2009 6:43pm
Oh, I had forgotten to look for the word "wimp".

I therefore thank as well, Johnny. (I won't insult you, as we merely know each other, but I want you to know you'd deserve it!)
Re: Today's women are wimps. by Spursfan on 13 July 2009 6:49pm
Can I bring up something that really winds me up and makes me MAD these days? THE BREASTFEEDING POLICE!!

When I had my babies (37 and 34 years ago) mothers-to-be were able to make their own informed decision as to whether to breast or bottle feed their baby.

I decided that I would much prefer to bottle-feed and so I did so. This was accepted by the medical team looking after me before and after the birth as MY decision - what I, the mother, wanted. My 'babies' have grown up to be strong and healthy.

Nowadays mothers-to-be are bullied into believing that 'breast is best' and even the babymilk producers have to put notes on their adverts saying that it is not a replacement for breast milk!!

My daughter had bought all the gear to bottle feed her 3rd baby (10 years ago) but was hounded and bullied by her midwife and/or health visitor and in the end gave in and breast-fed. I have to add that she was very upset by this treatment.

I have to say that if I was having a baby today I would still opt for bottle feeding.

Ooooh it just makes me so cross!!!
Re: Today's women are wimps. by BethGoth17 on 13 July 2009 8:12pm
Spursfan, as the daughter of a midwife. I disagree. Breast IS best IMO, but how can I change your mind? I can't :)
Re: Today's women are wimps. by Amaia on 13 July 2009 9:17pm
It's probably up to every mother to decide... If the mum's unhappy breastfeeding, what's the point?
On the contrary, my mum was told (by her own mum, lovely, isn't it?) that she couldn't breastfeed us, whereas she could have. And she really resented it.
Re: Today's women are wimps. by tucsonmike on 14 July 2009 1:26am
Johnny, you and I have no say in this lol!

See new subject on "The End of Macho."
Re: Today's women are wimps. by johnnythemonkey on 14 July 2009 7:34am
* disappointed *.......I thought I would raise more of a frenzy amongst you women. :)
Re: Today's women are wimps. by Spursfan on 14 July 2009 9:47am
BethGoth, surely it should be up to the (well informed) mother-to-be (and, usually, father) to decide ? Probably a large percentage of them WOULD decide to breastfeed, but those who would prefer not to, for whatever reason, should be allowed to bottle feed if it is their choice?

It is this 'you MUST breastfeed' attitude amongst midwives/healthvisitors etc that really really really ANNOYS me!!!!

In a way I wish I WAS having a baby so that I could turn round and say 'No! I want to bottle feed this baby and thats what I am going to do'.
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