So, I’ve written about my struggles with breastfeeding before, and I know I’m not the only mom who had trouble with this. Let’s be honest, it just does not work for some people, for whatever reason, everyone is different. Anyway, that brings me to the real point here-
Recently I’ve been seeing a LOT of people sharing articles on Facebook about breastfeeding. Some are my personal friends, some are blogs I follow. I have to say, it’s a little overwhelming. When I was pregnant I did a lot of research about babies and I read tons of articles about breastfeeding. I know it’s the best thing, the healthiest for baby etc. But, after months of failing at it, I don’t need weekly reminders of why breastfeeding is best. We get it, it’s the best.
I know it seems like I am taking this personally, and I am, kind of. But, certain people post these things as more than PSA’s. Some people post things as personal justification’s that what they are doing is what is right or what is best, and that’s what bothers me about it. It’s nice to share information, but no one likes information being rubbed in their face. I am talking about the repeat offenders here, people who post and re-post these articles. People who write comments like “See- this is why we ONLY breastfeed,” and the like.
As I’m writing this I am reminded of a blog post I read recently on One Organic Mama about the “Imagined Mom Wars.” She writes about how we take other people’s Facebook statuses personally, when it’s very likely they aren’t even directed at us! I totally agree with her and I think this is case here with me and these breastfeeding articles. But, it’s hard to not think of it that way when it is something so personal!
I guess my point here is: think before you post? Think about why you are posting something or sharing an article in the first place. And, if you must share, please think about what you write along with it!
Please, take a button!
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