Breast is best. No, wait, formula is fine. You know what, fed is best, right? As long as baby is fed, we are all good. There is a lot of debate on how babies should be fed. And that brings pressure and mom shaming. But we all want what is best for our babies. So what is that? Christine from Christine Keys thinks we should take a more holistic approach to how we feed our children. She writes:
“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.”
I think she has a lot of great points. We need to look at what baby needs, what mother needs, and the family as a whole instead of making blanket judgments. Head on over to Christine’s site to read more.