Anna - posted on 01/07/2012 ( 177 moms have responded )
I think we have all seen posts that go like this: "Why do breastfeeding moms judge moms that choose formula?"
I breastfeed my children for many reasons and I am very happy with my choice. It's not a thing I discuss much with strangers but I do breastfeed in public quite a bit and I try to do it proudly because, well otherwise I would probably get self-conscious.However, I would never want someone who uses formula to feel as though I thought she was an inferior mom.
So I was wondering, from moms who use formula, what is it specifically that people say that makes you feel inferior? Is there any way that moms on both sides can shoot the breeze so to speak about feeding their babies without either side feeling offended, or should this topic just be avoided? Or should it be reserved for close friends and relatives? And at what point does talking about my choices turn into judging you for yours?
Also, where do you feel the most judgement comes from? Is it from stuff that you read, from strangers, or from family and friends?