It Doesn’t Matter How You Feed Your Baby…It’s Wrong.

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.
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6 thoughts on “It Doesn’t Matter How You Feed Your Baby…It’s Wrong.

  1. Those sunglasses!! So adorable.
    And you are so right. People need to mind their own business and let people do what is best for them and their families and feel free of judgement!

  2. I feel for you! 35 and 30 years ago, I fed in lots of places and don’t remember any flack. Maybe the “Teacher Face” was enough to deter people. Just do what you think is best, and the rest of the world can deal. And as for the last post, I always wondered how anyone afforded paper diapers and formula, too. Managed nicely with cloth and nursing!

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