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Mums have enough of a hard time without getting criticised for whether they bottle-feed or breastfeed their babies. 

So says actress Jaime King (Pearl Harbour, Hart of Dixie), who started something of a rallying cry when she recently posted a photo of herself breastfeeding her son James:

 

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Source: Instagram @jaime_king

“These are the moments a mother lives for,” she wrote. “Breastfeeding should not be taboo – and bottle feeding should not be judged – it’s ALL fun for the whole family.” 

That post got 19,000 likes, and the “most beautiful responses,” she said afterwards. 

“I feel like now that I’m a mother, I realise that there’s a huge schism out there; that women feel judged because of what they choose to do and how they choose to feed their child. Why should we hide it?”

She got a huge reaction, and “The responses from mothers were so grateful because there have been people out in the media being very judgmental, saying women have to breastfeed, or have to do this or have to do that.” 

Besides, when Rihanna appeared practically nude in a net dress on the red carpet last week 
“She looked beautiful,” said Jaime. “So why is there a problem for a woman to be nude nourishing her child?” 

“I also wanted to share the idea that it doesn’t matter whether you breastfeed or formula feed –as long as you are loving and caring for your child, that’s all that matters.”

  • cheers for posting this article though. no judgement

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  • Breastfeeding pictures should never ever be taboo. Feeding a baby whether by breast or bottle is about nourishment. Breasts are designed for feeding babies. We have long way to go as it is still an issue.

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  • i totally agree. but i would cover up for my own comfort and privacy. i also don’t feel the need to post pics so i can get praised for doing the natural thing for my baby. has it now become the trend to breastfeed again because everyone else uses a bottle? how about all those mothers that use formula, have them post those bottle feeding pics and i bet that they get torn apart. All they would be doing is posting a feeding picture but you get the idea. there is no winning that. lol i recommend breast feeding but if you legit can’t feed for whatever reason, then that is ok and you shouldn’t be made to feel like you have failed.

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  • I feel like I am judged that my couldn’t breastfeed my baby and the he doesn’t sleep through the night. Little does anyone know that I give myself a hard enough time about it I don’t need anyone else telling him they don’t agree.

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  • Amen to that, stop judging other mums, we all have our own ways of doing things.

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  • I wish everyone was more supportive of breastfeeding, especially breastfeeding past 6 months!

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  • each mum is different to another

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  • I don’t like to judge other mums, we all have our own ways of coping

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  • t create such a beautifull bond between Mother and child, but my personal feeling is that it should be done in privacy

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  • So true! I’ve lost count of how many people give me “advice” on what’s right and what’s wrong for my daughter. It took me some time to finally not care what anybody said.

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  • I tried to breastfeed my son and just didnt work for both of us i agree its a personal choice

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  • its a personal choice and no one else’s business.

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  • every one is different maybe people should mind their own business I was hoping I would be able to breast feed and was wrapped that I could but would like to think if I couldn’t and had to bottle feed I wouldn’t be judged or If I had chosen NOT for breastfeed that my choices would be respected

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  • It’s not anyone’s business whether or not someone chooses to breastfeed or bottle feed — it would be nice if people would just let others be and live their life however they want to!!

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  • I blame all those uptight, perfect mummy bloggers, they started it lol!!

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