And you don’t want to read mine.
There is a huge disconnect in society today. Women trying to #normalizebreastfeeding but doing literally everything but just nursing.
I should not have to answer a hundred questions from anyone about my feeding choices. You shouldn’t either. If you want breastfeeding to be normal, just do it. Don’t make a huge deal about it. Don’t have a “nurse in.” Don’t post selfies about it.
I would be willing to be money that if the breastfeeding crusaders stopped and just went back to normal nursing behavior, the mommy wars would chill out.
Use a cover. Don’t use a cover. Whatever.
Going to well-baby checkups are so stressful because I have to justify my position as a mother and how I chose to feed my baby.
Breastmilk or formula?
Well, he eats breastmilk from a bottle. Why? Because that’s what I want to do you asshole. No, I don’t want to sit and explain to you my reasons. It’s my body. I’m tired of it being up for judgement.
Now that we’ve covered that, tell me more how “nature’s most perfect food” requires me to get a prescription for vitamins. If it’s so perfect, why am I supplementing?
Did he gain enough weight? Is he passing his evaluations? Yes? Good. Don’t even mention the “F” word. Pumping is a commitment. And I’ve made it, don’t talk to me about other ways to feed.
And for goodness sake, do not call the decision to formula-feed “inferior.” Some women chose formula, some have to use it. They don’t need to go to the doctor and be told they’ve chosen incorrectly.
My kid’s doctor is the only person I should (begrudgingly) be discussing how I feed him. And that goes for you too.
Want to normalize breastfeeding? Channel Nike and just do it. Stop screaming about it from the mountaintops.