Many of the mommies I know made great friends in their breastfeeding groups. A bond was formed as they shared their struggles and joys. In my previous post about breastfeeding, I mused that it would be a great idea to transform “breastfeeding” groups to “feeding” groups so that all mommies feel welcome, especially mommies who are looking for companionship and friends. Isn’t that why these groups exist in the first place?
In her blog Exploiting My Baby, Teresa Strasser recounts why and how she goes about going to her local breastfeeding group and feeds her baby formula…in the past covertly, now openly. I found the piece, “I’m Like the Guy in Fight Club,” to be eye opening, amusing, and touching. It also convinced me that there are probably a lot more moms who would be open to the idea of a more general “feeding” group.
Now I have to make some friends and have a baby. Then maybe I can get something like this off the ground.