Don’t be the Scrooge of Breastfeeding this Christmas!
Do not be the Scrooge of Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding your baby is important. I say this as a matter of fact- medically recommended, not as a judgment. The American Academy of Pediatrics certainly states so and so does WHO (World Health Organization), recommending that babies be breastfed until 2 years of age.
In 2012, the U.S. ranked last (LAST!) on the Breastfeeding Policy Scorecard for the World’s Mother’s Report for 2012. For many reasons, American women face many challenges and many avoidable obstacles with breastfeeding. So, if you are anti-breastfeeding, please keep your opinions to yourself and don’t be the Scrooge of Breastfeeding this Christmas and holiday season.
Know Your Rights, Don’t allow anyone to be a Scrooge of Breastfeeding this Season!
Nearly all 50 states protect mothers’ rights to breastfeed out in public, wherever they want and whenever they want. When babies are hungry, babies need to be fed right away. Babies are too small and immature to understand how to manipulate and lack the years of practice to gain patience to know how to wait to be fed, which a baby should not have to wait – it’s a baby! So, if you see one of us nursing out in public and you disagree, please keep it to yourself. Don’t be the Scrooge of breastfeeding this Christmas and holiday season.
Many of us breastfeeding mothers go through challenges and must relax while nursing, so don’t make it harder for us to feed our babies. Look the other way or leave if you are uncomfortable with a mother taking care of her baby to survive the best way possible, with love and nutrients. Don’t be the Scrooge of Breastfeeding this Christmas or holiday season.
Let’s not be at war with each other on what parenting group is “better” (breastfeeding or bottle feeding) this holiday season. We should know by now that America is driven by money-hungry corporations and formula companies are very aggressive towards new mothers and all parents. This puts so much pressure on moms when feeling defeated and exhausted from breastfeeding in the beginning. Don’t be the Scrooge of breastfeeding this Christmas and holiday season. We need to stick together, educate one another, support one another to be the best parent each of us are, in our own ways. Just remember, breastfeeding can be hard, so just try to love and support all mamas and parents feeding their babies. Don’t be the Scrooge of Breastfeeding this Christmas and holiday season.
And last, don’t be too hard on yourself and never give up on what you think is the best for you, your baby and family. Please know breastfeeding support and help is out there and you’re never alone. So, don’t be the Scrooge of Breastfeeding this Christmas by shamming something so natural, nurturing and beautiful.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!
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