Breast Milk Jewlerry

(66 Posts)
Emo76 Thu 24-Jan-13 08:34:29
Emo76 Thu 24-Jan-13 08:36:07

Please do not send frozen milk.
grin

DoItToJulia Thu 24-Jan-13 08:44:15

Bit weird? I can't decide?!

dexter73 Thu 24-Jan-13 08:44:22

Do you really need a medal to show that you have breast fed?!

DoItToJulia Thu 24-Jan-13 08:45:45

Oh, I thought it was for you children? Not for you?

DolomitesDonkey Thu 24-Jan-13 08:52:49

Arf. Gross and bonkers.

Fast forward 13 years -

"Mum cannihavea pony?".
"No darling, but mummy loves you, here's a necklace I had made for you from my breastmilk".
"urrrgh, you're such a freak - no wonder dad divorced you. I HATE YOU." <slams door>

notjustamummythankyou Thu 24-Jan-13 11:31:42

Do you make these then, OP?

Dear lord, 'BF defines me as a woman and as a mother'
Does that mean her life is over once her children are weaned?

ShatnersBassoon Thu 24-Jan-13 11:36:08

Yay, a medal for doing something perfectly ordinary!

MarcelineTheVampireQueen Thu 24-Jan-13 11:40:05

Sweet Jesus...

My favourit part is how not only does she take away her own identity in her spiel by saying it defines me, who I am as a mother and a woman but then reminds herself every day with her little keepsake. Does she disappear once her child is weaned?

Emo76 Thu 24-Jan-13 11:44:17

notjustamummy OMG no I certainly do not. Not at all my scene!

notjustamummythankyou Thu 24-Jan-13 11:45:49

That's a relief! smile

Bit odd IMO.

snowballinashoebox Thu 24-Jan-13 12:21:06

Please don't let this be true. whatever next sperm necklaces?

Touchmybum Thu 24-Jan-13 12:22:05

Just Noooooo!

WantAnOrange Thu 24-Jan-13 12:28:14

I think she needs a little perspective. My time spent BF DD is precious. My time spent FF DS was precious. Do I get 2 medals? What about one made of baked beans because I often feed DS beans now....

Lostonthemoors Thu 24-Jan-13 12:29:22

I actually like these smile

I'm feeling a bit sad at the moment as my 18 month old is dropping feeds like mad, so it may just be the hormones talking, but I would probably wear one of the pendants.

It is very ordinary, but I have just loved the closeness of feeding. I think it's sort of ordinary and miraculous at the same time.

SirBoobAlot Thu 24-Jan-13 12:33:04

Think these are lovely. If I had enough milk left after stopping months ago, I would get one. A friend of mine had one made, and its beautiful.

The comparison to sperm etc is ridiculous.

RedPencils Thu 24-Jan-13 12:39:08

My loft already groans under the weight of all the crap precious mementos. I'm ridiculous sentimental about keeping stuff, but this is stupid.
Why would a hideous necklace remind you of the time you bf your children? I finished bf 8 years ago and still remember doing it. I'm n

Lol at Emo making breast milk necklaces. I can confirm that is definitely not how she spends her Friday nights!

polyhymnia Thu 24-Jan-13 12:41:38

Yuk! And how on earth could anyone explain that to anyone who innocently asked what their necklace was made of??!!

And as for my having breast fed in the past defining me as a woman well words fail me !

Think I'll have to visit the Feminism threads to calm down!

I'm interested in starting a thread about her 'bf defines her' comment but don't know where to put it confused not sure if chat, AIBU or maybe feminism is appropriate.

MonaLotte Thu 24-Jan-13 12:52:50

grin Dolomites

Startail Thu 24-Jan-13 12:54:11

Bonkers totally and utterly bonkers and I spend far to long on here going on about extended BFing, but that's potty.

DolomitesDonkey Thu 24-Jan-13 13:18:59

snowball I believe pearl necklaces have been worn for years... wink

OK, I'll put my hand up and say that I'm quite vocal about the fact that 'bf is not the be all and end all' - but it's exactly this "it defines me, without breastmilk I am but a husk of a woman" which pisses me right off!

We're all so quick to scream "no" when a woman defines herself through her acceptability to a man, yet when she defines herself through her ability to breastfeed? Do women no longer exist in their own right?

Btw - if anyone's interested, this is a superb article on the Feminist pov of bf. www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2009/04/the-case-against-breast-feeding/307311/ and as she says in her by-line - "the ultimate badge in parenting".

Anyway, I can't stop around - I'm making pendants for mine - tonight they're having chicken kievs and chips with banana to follow. Anyone know how to varnish a banana? It keeps going brown.

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