BFBN Week (Topic: Breastfeeding)- This is Why Breast is Not Best

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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.”

Read the full post here…

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:


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Hi there! I’m Katrina (aka Mama). I am a former engineer and chemistry teacher, turned stay at home mom and mom blogger. I have been blogging since 2015, and have taken my love of engineering and science, and tried to applied many of the same methods to my parenting adventure. I am not only a hard working mom and blogger, I am the author of Baby Sleep Solutions, and have more books on the way!

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