The only thing I regret is not having given more thought to the surgeon's warning that as a result of the surgery, I may lose my ability to breastfeed. I was 18. Childrearing seemed decades away. They'll be able to fix that by then, I thought.
The controversy over the Berjuan nursing doll underscores that Americans still have a long way to go to accept breastfeeding as normal. What makes feeding your baby doll with a toy bottle OK, and breastfeeding your doll not OK?
I'm afraid that if it's found out, in Park Slope, that I buy my baby's food in jars, the Stroller Mafia will set up a picket line outside our building with candles and vigils and big signs stapled to sticks.