Is it wrong to state about a new mom "I hope she is breastfeedng"?
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|Sun, 07-17-2011 - 1:07pm|
I was reading article about Kate Hudson having just given birth the her new baby and some woman stated in the comment section about how they hoped Kate was breastfeeding the new baby. In response another woman said "People are SOOOOO judgmental! Who cares if she breastfeed! It's HER choice and she probably has a good reason if she is not....".
Now why is it wrong to hope that another mom is BF'ing (assuming there is not reason she can't) and why is it that some people seem to care so much about whether others care about whether someone is BF'ing? I can understand that it's ultimately Kate's and any other mother's right how she feeds her baby but I don't see why that means a BF advocate shouldn't be allowed to hope that another mother is BF'ing whether it be a celeb, co-worker, acquaintance, stranger or some relative. Obviously, under certain circumstances it would be rude to confront here about your desire for her to BF but merely hoping the mom or mom-to-be is or will be BF'ing doesn't seem wrong to me. It doesn't prevent her from choosing to FF, if she desires, nor does it negatively effect her if she ends up not being able to BF for some reason. Taking the example of Kate Hudson and whether she will or will not BF her new baby, given that she BF'd her first child, Ryder, I would guess she will likely BF this baby too. Even if for some reason she can't BF for whatever reason, I don't see how any person hoping she is BF'ing negatively effects Kate or anyone else for that matter.I wonder if some people just don't see the importance of BF'ing health-wise so they don't see why BF advocates would or should care about how another mothers/mother-to-be is or will feed their baby. Maybe some simply don't understand that we believe that FF'ing has significant health risks and as such we care because we have a general concern for the health of babies in general. I also wonder if this person might have FF'd her own child(ren)and has some unresolved issue regarding her choice to FF.
So what do you all think it of this woman's "People are SOOOOO judgmental! Who cares if she breastfeed!..." comment?