On Thursday (The first day of World Breastfeeding Week) I read this Huff Post article:
I was so immediately touched by the article that I wrote and shared this via Instagram and my other social media channels.
I know it says a lot. But the reality is this. I do support you. All moms. No matter what choice you made. I believe all parents should do the research, and then make the choice that is best for their family. I AM a breastfeeding activist. I share facts and information with those I can and through my blog, and other social media channels. I put pictures up on my IG account of me breastfeeding my infant to help normalize breastfeeding. I want the stigma and judging to end… It’s not my place to judge. How could I possibly support one mom less than the next? How is that my place?
I will not use the hashtag #BreastIsBest. Breast IS Best. Clearly the research out there supports that, but it isn’t always best for every mom. I will continue to share the awesome benefits of breastfeeding, but I refuse to be another person to add to mommy guilt that’s already there. I have watched my friends cry when breastfeeding didn’t work out, and fearfully admit they use formula to me as they thought I might be yet another mommy to judge them. I won’t do that. For me it isn’t about breastfeeding or formula feeding. For me it’s about making sure that the information is out there, and no matter what all moms feel supported.
I Support ALL MOMS. I Support YOU!
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