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user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
Feb 7th '13
Quoting κατι:" Lol am I missing something? I haven't went out alone with DS either. Not by choice,but when we go somewhere with him daddy is always with us,Or my sister is always around."


I think it's a bit ridiculous, yes. Well, unless you have an issue that makes it very difficult to be alone in stressful situations.

κατι 1 child; Memphis, Tennessee 3143 posts
Feb 7th '13
Quoting SAFFY
user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
Feb 7th '13
Quoting κατι:" I think it's odd anybody would care,but to each their own."


It's not that I care, per se. I just can't fathom not being out in public alone with my kids; to constantly have someone there. I feel like as a parent, you should be able to handle your children alone under almost any situation. You've never had the chance so you can't say for sure you can, KWIM?

κατι 1 child; Memphis, Tennessee 3143 posts
Feb 7th '13
Quoting SAFFY
!!Katie!! 1 child; Tennessee 2794 posts
Feb 7th '13
Quoting Loka Lokita (17):" I certainly did on occasion once they were older than 6 months. I was a single mom with no family support for a long time, I had to! Otherwise I would have lived in a dumpster lol."

:!:



I run into the same issue with having to clean the house. I'm married, but DH works 6 nights a week, 12 hours overnight (6p to 6a) and has to sleep all day....so it feels like I'm a single mother as far as house work and child care goes....and same here...if I didn't prop once in a while my house would be a pig pen.

Alicia Holz 2 kids; Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 603 posts
Feb 7th '13

i never propped and i can understand why some do but it should be when the kid is 6 months old or older

Gold 3 kids; Stuffed with a, ., Turkey 67018 posts
Feb 7th '13

No. I do not. But I breastfeed and she doesn't take bottles. :lol:



If she's hungry while we're in the car (which rarely happens because I always try to nurse her before we leave the house) then we either wait until we get to where we are going, or pull over somewhere.

Mara Due September 27 (girl); 2 kids; San Francisco, California 38965 posts
Feb 7th '13
Quoting *Kay*:" Did you prop your child's bottle? I didn't, never needed to as my daughter was ebf up until about 3 months ... [snip!] ... What age? Why? Were you always within eye site of baby to make sure they didn't choke? No judging, I'm genuinely curious."


never managed to use a bottle.



the power of the b**b is strong w/ me.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
Feb 7th '13
Quoting Mara:" never managed to use a bottle. the power of the b**b is strong w/ me. "


BFing Yoda you are.

Mara Due September 27 (girl); 2 kids; San Francisco, California 38965 posts
Feb 7th '13
Quoting SAFFY
user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
Feb 7th '13
Quoting Mara:" *shakes head* it's such a b***h of a simple solution. "here you go baby, just suck on my body part. ... [snip!] ... w/ me. i'd probably fail at it. too much contraption-y bullshit. stupid modern working world hating babies and mothers. "


The fact that I no longer have to even consider these types of things anymore is marvelous. :lol:



I hated pumping. I liked the drunk, fuzzy feeling I got but that was about it.

Mara Due September 27 (girl); 2 kids; San Francisco, California 38965 posts
Feb 7th '13

regarding bottle propping... it's a little telling that you don't have the time to attend to your helpless baby's needs.



i'd set up the time and focus on my child.



*glances at mothers of multiple kids*



I WOULD.



besides, it's not really your fault you're trying to take care of three kids alone. no one should be constantly in that state w/ a helpless infant.



that's the modern world, though. mothers w/ babies too young to feed themselves NEED SUPPORT... especially if they have other children.



the breakdown of breastfeeding in modern society is really indicative of how very disconnected we've become. how the structure is set up to create mental issues like depression go WAAAAAY out of whack.



don't bottle prop if you can sit down and focus on your child.



your house cleaning can wait.



your other children can't. try and do the dance carefully if you're at home w/ more than one child. avoid bottle-propping if you can.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
Feb 7th '13
Quoting Mara:" regarding bottle propping... it's a little telling that you don't have the time to attend to your helpless ... [snip!] ... children can't. try and do the dance carefully if you're at home w/ more than one child. avoid bottle-propping if you can."


I did it when I was bathing and needed to get out and dried etc or I was pumping.



She always got hungry when I was pumping. :roll: :x Eventually, I got good at feeding her while holding onto the pump horns. She wasn't cuddled but lying in the crook of my knees while i sat cross legged on the cold floor.

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
Feb 7th '13
Quoting Mara:" regarding bottle propping... it's a little telling that you don't have the time to attend to your helpless ... [snip!] ... children can't. try and do the dance carefully if you're at home w/ more than one child. avoid bottle-propping if you can."


I've got 4 month old along with a 2 year old and a 4 year. It's not too difficult to sit down and feed her for 10-15 minutes.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
Feb 7th '13

And I'm sure there were moments when I propped to attend the other kiddos; specifically when Eva was a newb because Misa was barely over a year old.



It wasn't the norm for me but I did utilize it if I had to.