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Mum fights back against the “mum-shamers” who dissed her over jars of baby food.

Country star Jana Kramer, 32, is fighting back against mum-shaming critics after posting a photo of store-bought baby food meant for her 4-month-old daughter, Jolie Rae Caussin.

The actress who starred in the television series “One Tree Hill,” shared the Instagram snapshot showing baby food jars on a conveyor belt — marking a milestone for Jolie switching from formula to baby food.

“And it begins. #babyfood,” she captioned the photo.

But she soon received some pretty judgemental reactions from fans and fellow mums.

She followed up with another Instagram post of a message written in a notebook.

“Dear Mommy Shamers,” she wrote, “Unless you are Jolie’s doctor, her father, or her mom, do NOT tell me how to raise my child, or how to feed her.”

In the caption, she drove the point home: “I have been very open with pictures of my daughter and our journey because my true fans have been on my journey from day one and I want them to be a part of my new journey now. If you have negative comments about how I parent my child, keep it to yourself !!”

Writing for Time magazine she pointed out – “I am trying to make a point here. The point is do what’s best for you,” she wrote. “Do what you can with what you have. At the end of the day, I hope for one thing and one thing only: That my child can grow to be healthy and happy…that she knows right from wrong and that never in her adult life does she shame someone for trying to do their best with what they have.”

She continued – A recipe for the perfect child can never exist, and that’s because being human means we are all different. There will never be the same parent doing the same things for the same child. Every parent and child differs, and in those differences are those beautiful, unique traits that make us who we are—and that makes us all so special. And I hope when Jolie is 18 and looks back, she knows that.

I do want to end by addressing not only the shamers but also my brave and amazing fans who stood up to them. It’s easy to throw stones behind a computer, but it’s not so easy to stand up to the bullying. I love you all. Let’s continue to share our journeys together. Us moms, we need all the help we can get.”

Well said! Please can we all just do what is best for our OWN children.

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  • Absolutely agree. Some people choose to make their own, others totally store bought and I like to do a mix of both. Totally a personal choice deal.

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  • Well said Jana, it’s nobody’s business how/what you feed or parent your child !

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  • she looks happy enough, if she can afford it then go for it! bit too young in my opinion

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  • We all parent our child differently, & there lies the key word….OUR Child!

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  • We all choose to things a little differently and thats ok.
    Its so odd that people think all kids must be raised the way they are raising their kids.
    Lets just chill and as long as kids are happy, healthy, well mannered and doing ok then surely thats a great job well done.

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  • I don’t wish to judge what people want to feed their babies but that canned/jar stuff tastes absolutely disgusting as I found out at a baby shower. It definitely inspired me never to feed it to my kids. It’s surprising how quickly babies adapt to eating family meals with a slight tweak from 7-8mths.


    • Most processed baby foods don’t contain salt or only very little. Puree your own home cooked food and it may not taste much different. Even if you disapprove (and that is your choice) they are handy in emergencies or if you have to be out for longer than expected. If you lose your electricity you at least have food available for your baby that hasn’t thawed or “gone off” through not being able to store it at the correct temperature. I know a lady who has friends with babies/toddlers. She keeps a couple of jars in case they are needed. e.g. as happened to my Mum once the car wouldn’t start when she was leaving a friend’s place when I was a baby with very few teeth. It was very difficult to find something for me. They ended up adding finely crushed plain biscuits to a bottle of milk. A few months ago a friend’s flight was delayed nearly 3 hours. Fortuantely she had extra bottles of formula mixed and a couple of jars of baby food.

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  • I hate all the shaming of perfectly normal perfectly healthy choices or behaviors. but no one wants to do a damn thing about the actual abuse that is all over the world in every town, and in many many families.

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  • I don’t think this mother should have been shamed for buying baby food. I think it has been written about before though that putting your children’s image and information out on social media is probably not the best thing to do.

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  • So annoying when people make such remarks!!

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  • I had a checkout chick try to mum shame me for buying vege rice cereal! “When I was having my kids I made all my baby’s foods” I told her that was nice, then when I got home I had a survey from said shop asking about the service I had received….karma is all I can say

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  • Very well said. It took me a year to not be offended by mummy shamers

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  • Very sensible advice, though I guess you should know that whatever you do publicly, SOMEONE will criticise it.

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