B is for Boob but it’s also for Bottle

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Okay, when I first got pregnant I swore I wouldn’t be one of “those” moms who does a post about it; the battle of boob vs bottle, because to me “those” moms were too nosy and I wanted to keep my opinion out of it. Well here I am and I’m one of “those” moms because I’m NOT nosy. I don’t want this to sound like I don’t care but… I don’t care if you do bottle or breast as long as you are happy and healthy and so is your little one—kudos to you. It’s not my place to insert my opinion about your choice to breastfeed or formula feed; I don’t know your story, I don’t know your values or beliefs or whatever it is that helped you make your decision, so I will keep my mouth shut about it.

I’m not sure who thought it was a good idea to attack each other over this issue but frankly it needs to stop. There is WAY more important things going on around the world that affect all of us and sorry honey it has nothing to do with the way you’re feeding your baby. Yes, I expect you to feed your child and I expect you to provide for them the best care you possibly can but I’m pretty sure you expect the same from me. Every new mom now has to worry about if they’re going to get judged for breastfeeding in public or get flack for giving their child formula. I myself have dealt with the judgment of breastfeeding in public but I’ve also received praises for it. I’ve read post from other mothers dealing with the same issues when it comes to breastfeeding as well as formula feeding and it needs to stop.

A first time mom should not have to worry about this stuff, the only thing they should have to worry about is if they have enough storage space on their phone for all the cute photos they’re about to take. So to the people out there who feel it’s okay to say the following:

“That’s breast milk right?”

“I heard breast is best, I can’t believe you’re doing formula”

“Why do you have to nurse in public can’t you do that home?”

“You should just switch to formula that way you don’t have to expose yourself in public.”

(….. I could go on but I won’t) leave us alone, were not injecting ourselves into your life so don’t invite yourself into ours. And any moms out there dealing with this just remember you’re doing awesome!