Lesley Murphy believes that it is a mom’s personal choice (and no one, I repeat no one else’s) when it comes to how they feed their babies.
Back in September, a former contestant on ABC’s The Bachelor, Bekah Martinez, took to Instagram to share a photo of her and her two children. Martinez is the proud mother of a 3-month-old baby boy named Franklin and 1-year-old Ruth. And she’s also very proud of the fact that she is still breastfeeding both of her children at the same time. On September 25, the 25-year-old shared a photo of her feeding Franklin and using her breast to soothe her daughter Ruth. RELATED: Bekah Martinez Believes ‘Raw and Primal’ Video Of Home Birth Was ‘Moment Worth Sharing’ Bekah Martinez Defends Breastfeeding Both Children In the post, Martinez wrote, “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: there is NOTHING weird about feeding and soothing my toddler via breast.” She went on to add that there is also “NOTHING wrong with sharing it via social media.” “So many moms stop breastfeeding earlier than they want because of stupid pr*cks like the people online who comment, “isn’t she a little too old?”, “we get it, you breastfeed,” or even “that’s disgusting ????.” “You wanna talk facts? Let’s talk facts,” Martinez continued. As the proud mom of two explained to those who …
A mom writes in asking for advice about breastfeeding. She says she has been breastfeeding for the last year and has no plans on stopping anytime soon. But she wants to know when she should stop. She asks other breastfeeding moms when they stopped nursing their children and what were the factors they considered when they decided to stop. Ultimately, she wants to know: Is there an age her child will reach that she should stop breastfeeding?
A mom writes in asking for advice about nursing. She says her now-5-year-old daughter “all of the sudden” wants to start nursing again. She adds that she nursed her daughter for 3.5 years. But for the last year and a half, she has not nursed. She is confused as to why this might be coming up again now, especially given that she says they haven’t been around anyone who is currently nursing. Is this normal?
A mom writes in asking for advice about breastfeeding. She says she did not breastfeed her first child due to personal preference. She is due to give birth to her second child this fall and is thinking she may want to give breastfeeding a try. The thing is, she is concerned and worried it may hurt. She asks the Mamas Uncut community what breastfeeding is like: Does it hurt? What is the first feeding like? The first month? Check out some of the community’s helpful first-time breastfeeding advice below.
A mom writes in asking for advice about breastfeeding. She says that she recently had her third child. Unfortunately, she has not been producing enough milk to continue breastfeeding exclusively. Her husband, however, is pressuring her to continue breastfeeding without the aid of formula. This mom wants to know how she can convince her husband to change his tune so that she can do what’s best for the baby.
A mom writes in asking for advice about breastfeeding with pierced nipples. This mom says this is her second baby, but her first since she got her nipples pierced, and she is wondering if the community has any tips, tricks, or other advice for breastfeeding with such piercings. The community provides some valuable feedback below.
A mom writes in asking for advice about smoking marijuana while breastfeeding. She says her mother-in-law brought a concern to light about this mom’s (the OP’s) brother-in-law’s wife. Her MIL caught this woman smoking marijuana at her house, even though she is currently breastfeeding a baby. Both the OP and her MIL are concerned about the baby and wondering if they should say something, and if so, what?