• breastfeeding,  kids,  Mommy Wars,  parenting

    Support

    Earlier this week, right after I had posted The Sticky Note, in which I had mentioned this very thing, I read the following from Kim over at Mama By the Bay:         “When I was a Formula Mom, I used to pour formula into Medela bottles, so that the other moms at playgroup thought that it was pumped breastmilk. I felt their eyes on me. I felt shame, and embarrassment. I was different.        Now I am a Breast-Feeding Mom, and I get funny looks and nasty stares when I nurse in public. I feel everyone’s eyes on me. I feel shame, and embarrassment. I am…

  • kids,  Mommy Wars,  parenting

    The Sticky Note

    The other day, a friend of mine who is also in the legal field and is about my age (mid-30s) told me that she is expecting her first child early next year. After all the congratulations were said, she relayed to me a recent experience that had perplexed her.  She said that another friend of hers, who uses the same doctor, asked her, “Did you save the sticky note?” She didn’t know what “sticky note” the woman was referring to. “The sticky note they put on your paperwork with the big smiley face that says ‘pregnant’,” her friend said.  No, she said, she had not saved the sticky note. “Am…