The breast feeding vs formula feeding debate rages on in this country and sadly exhausted new moms and innocent babies are getting caught in the crosshairs. A little departure from my usual format. This won’t be funny and I did not write this article, but it’s message is so important I have to share it.
I’ve been saying this for years. Feed the baby, with whatever you want, just feed it. Stop shaming new moms into breastfeeding if they don’t want to or aren’t able to. Support the heck out of them at every step if they do want to breast feed. If they ask for formula or a pacifier, give it to them. Let new moms have a break and stop requiring them to room in with baby 24-7 after laboring for hours or enduring a c-section. Give these moms and dads, and their tiny babies a break. And as always, be kind! You never know what someone else is going through.