#BreastfeedingStereotypes #FreeToFeed

I am tired of people judging every aspect of breastfeeding.

"Only for 6 months. If more than baby gets clingy"

"You can't feed in public. People are watching."

" Look at that magazine showing a breastfeeding mom. How obsene!"

How much, how long, where and when a Mom breastfeed is HER CHOICE.

Do you agree? Share a weird stereotype, or silly advice you got about breastfeeding.



How long should a child be breast fed?

Doesn't overdoing breast feed beyond a certain age affect the psyche of the child or the health of the mother?
Because i have read about occurence of osteoporosis in such cases! Aditi Ahuja Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa DrShilpa Singhal Mamta Goel Dr. Payal M

A very good question AMRITA MALLIK . In my opinion 6 months is absolutely required. In addition to that I fed till baby turned 2. After 1 year it reduces a lot because baby was on a full normal diet. The feeds were just in the night. My baby is now 5. Not at all clingy.

Priya Sood upto 1 year is fine i guess, may be even 2 years. But the kid here in the pic looks beyond that.

Yes many moms feed above 2. I'm saying it's their choice. As long as we are informed.

Ofcourse its personal choice!

Another stereotype - Breastfeeding is a private matter. Moms can feed in public. It is a beautiful act of nurturing the child. This magazine recently was criticized for the cover

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Aditi Ahuja yes u are right di! If diet is good then there will never be any issue. But in villages i don't think 2 years after child birth anybody cares about a mother's diet.

Priya Sood yes definitely! Such important duty of a woman is being tagged as shameful act by the patriarchial society just to satisfy the male ego and justify their creepy mind set.
They can visualise the erotism in it but not the divinity of flowing of life, or nourishment.

Same situation m passing Priya Sood As baby takes food n takes feed only when he wants to sleep n at night


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