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    Default So "brexting" is a thing apparently.. And it's bad

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/ar...hamed-for.html

    Thoughts?

    I'm so very guilty of this! I've been a brexter since October 2011.

    I do wonder how the experts come to their conclusions about lack of bonding and psychological damage to the child.. What kind of research would be needed in this regard and how long do you think they would have been conducting these studies? Hmmm

    Ps: sorry if this has been posted already on the forum in another section.

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    I'm also guilty of very occasionally dropping my phone on baby's head while brexting/taking boob feeding selfies/ playing candy crush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witherwings View Post
    I'm also guilty of very occasionally dropping my phone on baby's head while brexting/taking boob feeding selfies/ playing candy crush.
    Hahahaha! This is me!

    What else am I meant to do? I do not have it at every feed and the whole feed but 99% of the time she is not looking at me or is sleeping/nodding off.

    So... do I bond by staring at the top of her head?

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    I brext constantly. id go crackers if I couldn't go on my phone! it's got nothing to do with not enjoying the bonding experience! I do look at and talk to and stroke ds as he feeds but I also like to use the time to bub hub, check emails etc. it's all about balance, as the article states.

    it's so unrealistic to expect mothers to do nothing but stare lovingly at their sproglet whilst breastfeeding that it makes me think tripe like this is written purely to get a rise out of people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witherwings View Post
    I'm also guilty of very occasionally dropping my phone on baby's head while brexting/taking boob feeding selfies/ playing candy crush.
    omg me too

    ds also knocks the phone out of my hand sometimes or mashes the screen with a sudden flail of arm or hand....resulting in a half finished post being accidentally posted to bub hub

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    Ugh. Clickbait. 'Some experts suggest' that it can interrupt with bonding, yet they couldn't manage to include one quote of anyone who believes this. Typical sensationalist article where the newspaper has thought up some outrageous viewpoint and then got a bunch of experts to be outraged about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    Ugh. Clickbait. 'Some experts suggest' that it can interrupt with bonding, yet they couldn't manage to include one quote of anyone who believes this. Typical sensationalist article where the newspaper has thought up some outrageous viewpoint and then got a bunch of experts to be outraged about it.
    Its the all knowing armchair experts. People without kids who do not want kids but are full of opinions about parenting and how we get it wrong all the time.

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    Not only did I "brext" (stupid name for it!) while feeding I also used to watch tv series on my laptop with headphones in during the night feeds!!! Hey... my DS took 1-1.5 hours to feed 8 times a day (tongue tie amongst other issues) what the fruck was I sposed to do to stay awake??

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    Not to mention all the crumbs on the poor poppet's head from all the "breating" I was doing!

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    Ridiculous!
    What kind of bonding is going on when mother feeds baby during the night while both sleep?
    My babies were busy pulling my hair or my shirt, anything but lovingly looking back into my eyes so the ipad it was or I'd go bonkers with boredom.


 

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