It has been made clear time and time again that for some reason I attract the crazies. Maybe its Karma from another past life I don’t know but ish that I really can’t make up usually happens to me.
I recently attended a Bellies, Boobs and Brunch event a few weekends ago. It was held at a local moms house and it went great. My husband who usually ask five billion questions before I go somewhere really didn’t understand why women would get together and pay for breastfeeding photos. I tried to explain it as he drove me over to the site ( I have refused to drive since the last time I was driving a car we somehow ended up getting hit from behind. Oh and have a screaming child in the car doesn’t help either) he failed to understand.
Well the event went well and I received my photos within the next week.
I fell in love with them. Why did no one tell me about these events when I was nursing my oldest!!!
Well going through these photos I noticed one of me nursing L showed off his Gdiaper and shirt. If you know me you know I love Gdiapers as in I would run into a burning house to save my diapers ( well after the kids are out). So I of course shared this photo with Gdiapers via twitter.
They asked to use it…… and of course I said “YES!”
Now this is when the crazies come out…
I of course was very excited… I had friends who were happy for me… then of course someone climbs out from under their rock and comments:
“Is it adopted, there is a significant difference in color. Are you a wet nurse?? Even if daddy was light, the child wouldn’t be as light……all women can produce milk even if they haven’t recently been pregnant. Wet nurse. Good for you.”
I still am very speechless about this comment.
Yet just to point out my child is not an “it” he is a human being.
Now about L’s color
I know my son is not the same color as me. I know his hair is light brown and blonde. I know he is a spitting image of his father.
Yet I am A-OK with all of this.
No where in the rule book does it say ” The baby the mom nurses has to match exactly skin wise in order for her to be the biological mom”
No L is not Adopted Nor am I the wet-nurse.
There were so many things wrong with that statement I am just beginning to wrap my brain around it all.
Even if I was the wet-nurse so what why not celebrate it? Yet who looks at a breastfeeding photo and instead of celebrating it, sums up mom must be the wet-nurse because the skin colors don’t line up?
Yet I have notice when one crazy person says something online others follow.
It was stated that L was to old to breastfeed…. *eye roll* because he could lift my shirt…
I won’t even get into that at the moment. Though thank you to the friends and moms who spoke up.
Yet what I will do is focus my energy into showing off my pictures from that weekend.
Every Mom needs to have pictures like this done… if you don’t have an event near you PLAN ONE!!!
Also Big Thank You to Alison here is more of her work on her site here