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Breastfeeding - No More Judging!

Yup, I was one of those.

Now don't get me wrong I still think that "Breast is Best" and am well aware of the multitude of benefits of breastfeeding.

I just don't know the mother at the store's REASON for bottlefeeding.

The youngest foster baby I have gotten so far was 6 months old.  Should definitely still be on the boob.  But since my boobs are empty that wasn't an option, so I was a bottlefeeding mom.  Maybe that mom needed to take medication that wasn't safe for the baby.  Maybe she just was feeling so stressed out and tired and depressed that putting the baby on formula was the only way for her to get through the day without a breakdown.  Perhaps her doctor was quick to tell her that she didn't produce enough milk, and should switch to formula even though the best way to make more milk is to nurse the baby more often.

It doesn't matter.  Unless her reason for not breastfeeding is because she is doing drugs or something, she is trying her be…

No More Judging!

I am starting a new series.  I intend to write most of it today, so it might actually be more than just one post.

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Until I had multiple kids living in my house, I was a terribly judgmental person.  Well, I still kind of am, because I believe firmly in what is right and what is wrong, and if questioned will stand up for my Biblically-based beliefs, but that is a topic for another day (or never, since going viral would be kind of awesome, but getting called mean names and being bullied would not be very fun...)

Anyways, I used to think there was only one way to parent, and while I am not the type to say anything if I disagree with they tactics you (again, not specific) used, I would certainly talk about it later!

Since experiencing the joy (that is intended as both sarcastic and serious) of having multiple young children in my care 24/7 I have decided that i…