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Today we have another guest post. This one is from Christine Keys. All about why “breast is not best”. She brings up 3 really great points, and I think this one is well worth the read. The reality is that doing what is best for YOU, is what is best for your family. Our society has really pushed the “breast is best” attitude, and it puts a lot of pressure on new moms.
“Oh, the mama wars I have seen on this topic. “Breast is best” or
“fed is best”. Actually, neither of those phrases are particularly
helpful. Neither of them allows for a holistic outlook. There is so much more
to this issue than a simple catchphrase can cover, and here’s why:
We’re All Unique
Breastfeeding is not a ‘one size fits all’ thing. We’re all unique. We all
come to motherhood with different stories and backgrounds. The experience of
childbirth is so vastly varied from woman to woman that it in and of itself it
starts our journey of motherhood off uniquely. Not only are we unique, but our
babies are too. Some are born early, some late, and some right on time. Some
are born with a strong instinct to breastfeed, and others not so much. We’re
all different which makes a phrase like “breast is best” completely
absurd and irrelevant.”
This week, all of the bloggers in the Babywise Friendly Blog Network, will be sharing their ideas on the topic of breastfeeding. Here’s the full line up. I’ll be linking to each of these throughout the week:
- Monday: Valerie at Chronicles of a Babywise Mom
- Tuesday: Christine at Christine Keys and Kimberly from Team Cartwright
- Wednesday: Katrina from Mama’s Organized Chaos and Natasha from Let’s Be Brave
- Thursday: Caitlin from Twin Mom and More and Carrie from Wiley Adventures
- Friday: Emily from Journey of Parenthood
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