Monday, October 13, 2008
VeganMoFo Day 9 - I'm Vegan and I Breastfeed
I'm going out on a limb here tonight, but I'm tired and I haven't uploaded the photos from tonight's dinner and my homemade applesauce...so I just wanted to share the most stupid question I've ever been asked, more than once. People have asked me if my babies are vegan, and then after I say yes are like, "oh, except for breastmilk". It is one of the most irritating conversations I have to have. Breastmilk is made for human babies, while cows milk is made for baby cows. That is the main reason I don't feed my kids "dairy" products. It just makes sense. Plus, as a vegan, I am constantly trying to minimize my impact on the earth, and here again breastfeeding just makes sense. I promise to be back with some regularly scheduled food posts soon, but I just kept thinking about this and needed to vent, and hey, it is how I feed my vegan babies.