Monday, January 16, 2006

Speaking of boobs...

(And by the way, I am pretty sure mine are up to a DD now. Yay.)

There are billboards all over town, and presumably the world, that read "Babies were born to be breastfed." I hate these billboards.

First of all, DUH. All mammals breastfeed. Why would humans be an exception? It is basic biology. Way to state the obvious, Einstein.

Second of all, OH MY GOD. Could they be any ruder to adoptive mothers? Or, for that matter, all moms who cannot breastfeed for whatever reason? Look, I am VERY pro-breastfeeding. VERY. But even I can think of a slew of reasons that breastfeeding might be impossible. And don't give me any of that "some adoptive moms lactate" stuff, because they are the exception and also a lot of adoptive moms have full-time jobs, just like the biological ones. Plus, sometimes you just get a baby who refuses the tit. Will was one such baby, but I'm not insinuating anything.

Third and last of all, the billboards are sponsored by Did you catch that? DOT GOV. That's right, the fucking government is telling us how to raise our babies. Because they, of course, know better than mommies.