Monday, November 28, 2011

Is Breastfeeding Slavery

Is breastfeeding slavery?
Let Nicolas Sarkozy tell, yes it is.

After reading an article on aol this morning on Nicolas Sarkozy calling breastfeeding slavery, I was outraged.  This is just what the mothers today do not need.  Breastfeeding is just not where it should to have a new father speak of nursing in such a degarding manner.  Not to mention he is a male who has never experienced nursing.  
Lets look over what the word means.
Slavery:
1. (Law) the state or condition of being a slave; a civil relationship whereby one person has absolute power over another and controls his life, liberty, and fortune
2. the subjection of a person to another person, esp in being forced into work
3. the condition of being subject to some influence or habit
4. (Business / Industrial Relations & HR Terms) work done in harsh conditions for low pay
No where in the definition describes breastfeeding.  Come on, his poor wife must feel bad.  All new mothers know you just want the best for your new baby, where is his support.  Being a breastfeeding mother for 16 months there is now way that you can call breastfeeding slavery.  First off that word is way to harsh.  In the article he states
"It does free men of blame because we don't have the problem of bottle-feeding. You don't have to get up at night".
However, he did concede that out of spousal solidarity, "I do open one eye".

  1. Breastfeeding does not free men of blame 
  2. Breastfeeding mothers still have to opportunity to bottlefeed through pumping.
  3. Fathers should be up with baby as well.
  4. To do that you need to open more than just one eye. 
More on this short article http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2011/11/17/sarkzoy-breastfeeding-slavery_n_1099048.html?ref=parents&ir=Parents

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