I’ve written multiple posts explaining and defending extended breastfeeding and breastfeeding in public. However, reading through the comments and debates that inevitably pop up when breastfeeding is discussed, I’ve become a bit disenchanted with some recurring themes in breastfeeding advocacy. Here are five habits those who consider themselves breastfeeding advocates need to check:1) Arguing with moms who say they were unable to breastfeed. But there’s no way for you to know with certainty whether or not a mom’s issues fall under that umbrella.I’m not usually one to police someone else’s way of doing things, but when advocacy turns people off . There are some conditions that make breastfeeding impossible.The 29-year-old Australian model and her partner Gary Clark Jr, a musician, welcomed their baby on 11 January this year.Trunfio won Supermodel of Australia in 2002, and has appeared in Vogue, as well as in campaigns for D&G, Karl Lagerfeld and Guess.
I said it before and I’ll say it again—people who grow up seeing breastfeeding do not see it as a big deal.The sweet cuddles and precious moments shared while feeding your baby at your breast will forever forge a bond between you and this new life.So hang in there…because it is possible to not only get sleep with a breastfeeding baby, but also get more sleep than your formula-feeding counterpart! If a mom asks you what she might do to make it work, that’s the time to suggest some options.Telling a mom who was unable to breastfeed—for whatever reason—what she should have done or not done is neither productive nor kind.