Moms who think they're superior because they breastfeed need to get a life
A mom posts a picture of her taken while she "happens" to be nursing her baby on the floor in front of a booth advertising formula at a baby expo in Minnesota and social media goes berserk. Did breastfeeding mom Elicia Binman do it on purpose? What were her true intentions? Was she being critical of those who don't breastfeed? Or was she just innocently feeding her hungry child? Yada, yada, yada.
Can someone please tell me why any of this matters?
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Oh, wait, it matters because many breastfeeding mommies so militantly believe "breast is best" that they're out to belittle any mom who dares not nurse her baby regardless of the reasons. Sadly, it also matters because there are many non-breastfeeding mommies who feel so self-conscious about not nursing their babies that Binman's photo only makes them feel even guiltier.
But the truth is that none of us should care about what Binman did or why she did it because no amount of social media outrage will ever change the fact that each one of us is entitled to decide what will work best when it comes to feeding our babies. Moms who think they're superior because they nurse their babies until they're in kindergarten need to get a life because they obviously have too much free time on their hands. When will they get it through their thick heads that whether I chose to breastfeed or formula-feed my child is NOBODY'S business but my own?
I'm honestly sick and tired of this senseless debate and I find it very difficult to believe that we continue to waste time on this topic when there are so many other real problems with which we should be dealing. Oh, the luxury of living in the first world!
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