While I think it's an honor to be able to nourish my child from the same body that grew him, I don't necessarily view it as the "best" decision for me or my family. Which is why I think the whole "breast is best" mantra has jumped the shark.
Let's be honest: breastfeeding clearly isn't best for the mom whose milk doesn't come in, it isn't best for the mom who constantly suffers from a case of painful mastitis, and it certainly isn't best for the mom who spends her lunch break at work crying and pumping in the bathroom stall.
So when you say "breast is best" what you're specifically referring to is the actual scientific benefit of breast milk versus formula. But is breast milk really superior to formula? Does it really result in smarter, healthier, more well-adjusted children? New researchRead More »from Wait, Breast Isn’t Best? Study Claims Breastfeeding Benefits Have Been Overstated