“Oh, the mama wars I have seen on this topic. “Breast is best” or “fed is best”. Actually, neither of those phrases are particularly helpful. Neither of them allows for a holistic outlook. There is so much more to this issue than a simple catchphrase can cover, and here’s why:
We’re All Unique
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.”
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I, for one, am sick of the mommy wars surrounding ‘breast is best’ vs. ‘fed is best.’ I completely agree with Christine; what is best is a happy and healthy mom and baby. It is far from being black and white because each situation is all so uniquely different.
All of the brilliant mamas of the BFBN are writing on the topic of breastfeeding this week. Check the blog daily for all of the posts!
- Monday: Valerie at Chronicles of a Babywise Mom
- Tuesday: Christine at Christine Keys and Kimberly from Team Cartwright
- Wednesday: Katrina from Mama’s Organized Chaos and Natasha from Let’s Be Brave
- Thursday: Caitlin from Twin Mom and More and Carrie from Wiley Adventures
- Friday: Emily from Journey of Parenthood