This is an old post from my first blog. In the mood of reducing my carbon footprint, I am recycling. It is a bit heavy on Hare Krishna jargon. Still, even if you are not in the om namo bhagavate know, I think you will be able to get the point of my conspiracy theory.
These articles never made nursing sound anything but difficult. Then you turn the page and there is a coupon for formula, sometimes even a free sample. The propoganda is there and it is really negative.
I have been nursing babies for almost four years now and I find it convenient and cheap. I don’t feel tied down (as the propoganda says you will). Sure, my husband can’t nurse my baby, but other women have. I don’t own any special nursing paraphenalia. I don’t even take vitamins. Honestly, nursing is a no brainer. Just like Krishna intended.
We give milk to our babies and cows give milk to us! See, it is not hard to see that the cow is our mother.
However, once women stop giving milk to their children the definition of mother is changed. Women are not valued for their lactation and then neither are the cows. It becomes difficult for people to see the cow as mother because as kali yuga progresses, they do not even know what a mother is.
Milk is not only pleasing to Krishna, but we can see from my ineloquent argument that it is a cultural symbol for mother which has been displaced.