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Nina Berry <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 16 Dec 2010 16:19:08 +1100
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On 16/12/2010, at 12:38 AM, Pat Young wrote:

> We do need articles about how BF does help women be their "fuller" selves and how to cope if need time for other activities :-)

Not exactly ... what we need is a society stop forcing mothers to choose between caring for their babies (including but not limited to breastfeeding) and 'other activities' (ie engaging in public - as opposed to private - life).  While ever mothering (and especially breastfeeding) is constructed as a 'private' activity, and while ever babies and children are not welcome in public life (and if you think they are, try taking a baby with you to work, or a school-aged child to a meeting during school hours, or even to do the shopping), women will feel they have to choose between their babies and themselves (I want my life/my body back!).  That is not a fair choice.
refuse to choose
Nina Berry


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