My little guys are boob men.
And I get it, I am lucky.
Breast feeding is just easy for me.
Both my kids latched right on within hours of being born.
My milk came in weeks before my due date,
And I make plenty.
I feel like so many moms breastfeed with judgement.
Like their bond with their child is so much more substantial because there child is sucking on their nipple as opposed to the nipple of a bottle.
Or that they deserve a gold star because breast milk is soooo much better for children.
I’m a teacher.
When a student comes into my class I have NO IDEA which students were breast-fed as children, but it is often very obvious to me which students have parents that care about them.
Breastfeeding should not be the status symbol of motherhood.
And I feel bad that it has becomes such a thing.
When I tell a bottle-feeding mom that I breast feed, I instantly get an excuse from her as to why she is not breastfeeding.
I just want to tell her that she does not need to justify her choices as a mother to me or anyone else.
Am I the only one that feels like this judgement exists?
I know the judgement can fall on breastfeeding moms when they breastfeed for too long.
I actually had someone tell me it was gross that I was breastfeeding my nine month old.
But that is a whole other blog post.
So is it me? Am I the only one that feels like there is some unfair judgements on bottle-feeding moms by breastfeeding moms? Do breastfeeding moms feel superior, or do bottle-feeding moms feel unnecessarily guilty?