I think most people agree- it’s difficult to take criticism. I think it’s even more difficult to take when it has to do with something as emotionally charged as breastfeeding.
I feel strongly about many things pertaining to breastfeeding, Nursing in Public, Low Supply issues and Supplementing are probably tops on the list. I’m not always the most :ahem: gracious person when it comes to my views on breastfeeding. I figure I’ve had to fight hard for every ounce pumped, every minute latched, I’m not going to let someone tell me I’m doing it wrong. I’m definitely not going to let them tell me I didn’t try hard enough.
I also don’t like to see another nursing mother being told she is doing it wrong, she should do it in the bathroom, she doesn’t actually have low supply issues, she should stop breastfeeding because her child is too old or that she isn’t making an informed choice if she chooses to use formula.
Breastfeeding, although an intensely emotional thing, is above all about feeding a child. It is every woman’s right to do it (or not do it) wherever and whenever she wants.
I’m trying to let criticism regarding breastfeeding roll off my back. But I find it very difficult.
This weeks Breastfeeding Blog Hop hosted by Life with Levi, Diary of a Devil Dog Wife and myself asks: How do you handle criticism? Leave an answer in the comments, tell me your best tips. Link up your own post and spread the love! The linky is open Thursday and Friday of this week.