16 September 2011
Your Son Wants to Breastfeed?
Jake and I talked about it briefly when it first made headlines a few months ago. Neither of us had a problem with the doll, but we agree that $80 for a toy just wasn't going to happen in our family. Then I said, "But would you have a problem getting it for Aedyn? (If it wasn't $80)" He just looked at me.
I get his point. We have boys. Boys either A. Bring the baby to Mama to eat, or B. Give the baby a bottle.
Once they are taught.
Before that they learn by following an example.
Now that he's starting to understand that Papa doesn't feed the baby, he does things differently.
First he tried to help me undress because "Baby Jaron need eat", and I was asked to let Buzz Lightyear "eat." Then he settled for helping Jaron eat by holding my breast for him. Now he just waits impatiently until Jaron is ready to get down and start playing again.
But my point is, doll or no doll, boy or girl, children are going to emulate what they see their parents do. And yes, I'm proud that my son wants to breastfeed.
Written as a part of the Breastfeeding Blog Hop hosted by Jen at Life With Levi.