Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Women are like cars .....
A guy daydreams about the car he will someday have. It will be fully equipped and make all his friends jealous.
It will have of course seat belts, CD player and airco.
So one day he finds the car of his dreams! He falls in love and makes a life long commitment to it. And together with this fabulous car he builds his life. But he neglects to encourage the use of the seat belt. And we all know that wearing your seat belt can save your live if you are in a car accident, right? Well why then do we not use our seat belts more frequently? Why do we choose to give it all up to chance? And if something does happen we shrug it off as fate or part of life.
Okay, I'm going to be honest, I'm not really talking about some guy and a car. I'm talking about men and women. And the saying: "I was fed formula and I'm fine ....". Is fine good enough?
Just like when driving we should all wear our seat belts (they are there already, no installation needed, no extra expense) and if we choose not to we should be encouraged on it's life saving use. When we educate and encourage the use of seat belts increase. If you are caught driving without a seat belt do you not get pulled over and ticketed? So why should breastfeeding be any different? Shouldn't we encourage each other to use the standard equipment we come with? And we all know the cost of the "ticket" when we choose not to. It not only costs lost of money to buy but can cause life long illnesses. Again, why take the chance?
Why not use something that is there available and ready to use? And it's user friendly! No installations or minimal instructions needed! Seat belts are easy to use. With a little demonstration a child can strap themselves in. And it never fails you if you use it correctly. All you have to do is encourage it's use.
Again, so why are breast any different? They are there producing milk ready to use. No installation and minimum instructions are needed. A child/infant learns easily how to "use" them. And when their use is encouraged it saves lives.
So girlz lets all use our seat belts and make sure to save the lives of the next generation. Be safe and wear your seat belts proudly!