Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 19 April 2015

Don't judge new mothers

SOMEONE has finally put into words, eloquently, why breastfeeding pressure is unbearably cruel.

We "horrible, selfish, unloving" mothers who choose not to self-harm every three hours, need a voice. Not everyone can breastfeed; good on you if you can, but please – no gloating.

There is no – and I mean no – evidence of a brighter baby, or child, with breast milk. The results are heavily skewed by the middle-class bias of breastfeeding.

New mums are terribly vulnerable: help us, don't judge us. Grace Dent, thank you for your article.


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