People who receive WIC (food stamps) from uncle sam should have to breast feed their babies UNLESS there is documented evidence that they are or have been a drug addict.
I know I sound like Ru$h L!mbaugh and the president of la leche league had a kid, no?
Breast feeding is:
2. keeps you from ovulating for about 10 months on average
3. is a pain--so you might just decide that you don't want to have to keep doing it over and over again...so you might be really pro-active in preventing more bebes.
I do get ticked when I think of how much formula costs, and how people on WIC get it free--not that I would want any anyway --but--I also don't want to have to pay for others to have the convenience of feeding it to their babes for FREE..ALL THE WHILE MAKING MORE BABES.
On a related note...
Yesterday at the peds office I was TOLD that the next time I came in I should nurse the baby in the special designated nursing area (for which there was no sign).
Not asked to. I had already been invited to--but by then I had my titty out already doing it.
The reason: Just in case any teenage boys came in...oooohhh
They better be glad none came in--b/c if they would have I was going to stand up, squirt milk on them and let them see my salami sized nipples (in other words scare the hell out of them).
Now back to WIC--if all those mothers had to nurse their babies too...well, I bet there would be much less stigma attached to the whole being a mammal thing...
Hey mama! :)
Yes. I wrote all the crude stuff.
No, I am not taking it down. ;).