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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