Once, I was at LLL and we were talking about how we felt about nursing. Predictably, there was one Amber Necklace Nut who affirmed that it mde her feel so wonderful! Euphoric, even! So powerfully life-giving BLAH BLAH BLAH.
"I feel trapped," I said. "I can't leave the baby for more than 20 minutes*, there's someone pawing at me all the hours of the day, and it drives me crazy."
(I was reminded of this as the baby whacked me with all her might, and then grabbed my tank top strap and snapped it repeatedly, while nursing.)
"Ooookay.... but most people really find it rewarding!" the leader said (doubtless trying to reassure all the new moms. Plus, probably deluded.)
Readers, I feel about breastfeeding like I feel about science. We do it because we find some aspects of it rewarding, but many parts are really annoying. These can both be true at the same time.
What's your least favorite part of baby-feeding (or, if you have no baby to feed, other people's annoying children)?
*this was when she was too small for people food and hadn't yet figured out bottles.