Yesterday at work, my friend and her co-workers were discussing childbirth and babies. Some had experienced natural childbirth and others c-sections. Some had breastfed, while others used formula and bottles. It was a pleasant exchange of differing experiences, all of which resulted in healthy and happy babies. Out of nowhere, another co-worker implanted herself into the conversation. She started giving advice on childbirth, breastfeeding and child rearing, even though she is 50-years-old and has never birthed or raised a child. Say what?! This woman questioned the mother’s choice in diapers, formula and attempting natural childbirth without batting an eyelid.
Two thoughts come to mind:
- Getting parenting advice from someone with no children is like getting dental advice from someone with no teeth!
- THROAT PUNCH!