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Breastfeeding Advocacy?

Posted: June 21st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Misc. | 2 Comments »

Breastfeeding Blog Hop hosted by The Slacker Mom Best Breastfeeding Blog

This week we are talking about What breastfeeding advocacy means to us.

I admit, I got caught under the wheels of more than a few lactivists on Twitter when I was struggling so hard to keep my head above water that I really started to think that everyone that promoted breastfeeding was bad news.

But then I realized that as with anything, there is a happy medium.

Over the past couple of years I have decided that although advocacy and activism as it relates to breastfeeding can be many things to many people, there are things that I believe DO NOT qualify as advocacy:

– Bullying women who do not breastfeed
– Making women justify their reasons for *not* breastfeeding
– Making Breastfeeding an all or nothing endeavor
– Shaming women who use formula vs donated milk
– Shaming women who us formula period

Breastfeeding is hard, and I think sometimes a gentler approach will get a better reaction than an in your face my way or the highway one.

Unless of course we’re talking about advocating for Nursing in Public. Then I recommend everyone feel free to go all @Wolf_Mommy on anyone who calls out a mother for feeding her child the way God intended. Seriously. If you aren’t following Wolf Mommy on Twitter- Go- NOW! Follow this woman because she will make your heart sing as she takes on the ignorant men, women and (sometimes) children who populate Twitter. I am in awe of her finesse daily.

As always, this weeks Breastfeeding Blog hop is brought to you by The Gnome’s Mom, Happiness Redefined and Me! Please link up with a post about Breastfeeding Advocacy and don’t forget to add the linky to your own page so we can all hop around a little easier.

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2 Comments on “Breastfeeding Advocacy?”

  1. 1 Emily @ Love{&}Bugs said at 8:33 pm on June 21st, 2012:

    I definitely agree with you, especially on the "all or nothing" thing. It gets so hard to see that sometimes but my motto is "every ounce counts"

  2. 2 Candice Michelle said at 6:44 am on June 25th, 2012:

    This is my first time on your site! Hope you welcome me here!
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