Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Magical Milk Pic-O-The-Week



(photo from Nikki, a reader, who would love to be allowed to breastfeed her foster babies, but case workers will not allow it ... look at that extra boob sitting there doing nothing - what a WASTE!)

12 comments:

Catharine said...

I've recently stumbled accross your blog and love your weekly magic milk pictures. thanks for normalizing this for your readers!
Not only am I a breastfeeding mom, but also a social worker(by education not trade) and a biological child of foster parents who took in the toughest of the tough teenage girls.

MommytoAJ2 said...

Oh I know that feeling!!! And now, he's my son and I didn't get to breastfeed him. :(

Away2me (Deanna) said...

Such a shame that baby can't benefit! I tried breastfeeding my adopted son, but induction was so tough. I never made much.

I'm so lucky I can breastfeed my twins.

Hannah_Rae said...

Oh, I am totally frustrated right along with her. What a bummer. Those babies could be getting so much benefit from that mommy milk.

I wonder if she could make a case for it. Hmmm. Wondering for myself as well.

Sara said...

How many caseworkers change diapers?! How many caseworkers would know the difference if they DID change diapers? While I am of course not advocating doing anything that would get children removed from a good home I'm just steaming mad that a rule (a rather in-forcable one..I might add...) it's just so stupid. I can understand I GUESS....if she was a smoker, or known to be carrying some random and transmittable disease...but otherwise...for heaven sake. *sigh*

Little Wonder said...

Years ago this was done...it was called a wetnurse, right? And not so many years ago, I knew a foster mom who did this. You can donate your breastmilk to help babies, but you just can't give 'em your own. Figures.

MadHatter said...

Good mom. Stupid system.

ali said...

the reason you cant get around the rule is because during visits with bio mom(or anyone else), baby wants to be fed and refuses bottle. or.. baby goes home to bio mom and wont feed. you'd get caught.

curlyjo said...

yep my lil' bit never got breastfed cause she was a "foster daughter" at the time...bummer too...cause she had reflux, digestive issues, and immune problems...breastmilk WOULD have been better.

truevyne said...

I took the other approach...not asking and doing it anyway with my foster son. Maybe there are actual laws against breastfeeding a foster child now? CRAZY!

R-Liz said...

I absolutely love this pic. Breastfeeding-foster-kids-debate aside, this is just a precious picture. Thanks to Nikki for sharing it. It makes me smile and get a little teary all at once. I love foster parents.

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