I (Machelle) have determined that if you are a mom feeding your baby in public- you’re doing it wrong.
Breastfeeding? How dare you expose a small portion of your breast in public! There are children! My husband might see your nipple! This is a restaurant and I’m trying to eat!
Feeding with a bottle? You’re being judged- I promise.
“I hope that’s breastmilk in there!” “Are you aware of the risks associated with formula feeding?!?!” “Don’t you want the best for your baby?!?!”
So I have determined, it doesn’t matter what you do- you’re screwed. I read an article over the weekend in which one mom who uses formula would try to arrange her schedule so that her baby wouldn’t need to be fed while out. Or she would go out to the car to give her baby a bottle because she didn’t want to be judged by other moms.
Oh wow. Doesn’t that sound familiar? Because I nurse in the car all the time.
Its like its impossible to just feed your baby in a way that works for you unless it’s done at home, in the car, in the bathroom- out of the public eye. Which is hard to do when your baby wants to eat every 2-4 hours while awake. That’s barely enough time for a meal or a trip to a store.
You know whats more distracting and disturbing then a little boob showing or a mom giving her baby a bottle? A screaming, hungry infant.
I have to have faith that all parents want whats best for their babies. Just let mom’s feed their babies how they see fit.
I apologize for the rant. Here’s some cute pictures of EJ to make me seem less jaded.
In other news:
1. She passed her hearing screen (yay!)
2. She officially has hit the 6 week fussies.
3. We start Mommy & Me yoga tomorrow.