Women have never been so much the centre of discussions since the inception of the world until now especially with the uprising of issues like feminism and women rights in the last few decades. Lately, there has been a lot of Mom-Bashing going on. This has been generated by mothers who have a perception of a particular way babies and children should be raised. The most sensitive and recent issue that has been involved in this uprising is breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding is the most essential and earliest part of parenting and raising babies. Breastfeeding is the most natural way to feed your baby. It provides all the nutrition which your baby needs during the first six months of life, satisfies their hunger and thirst at the same time. It also helps to create a loving bond between you and your baby.
However lately due to the change in the global economy, a majority of women with young children are in the labour force, and more mothers are serving as their family’s sole or primary “breadwinner.” At the same time, the share of women who are stay-at-home moms has increased in recent years due to the influence of technology. What can’t be ruled out is that a lot of moms have to work to support their families.
I’m just gonna be really honest with you. I think it’s awesome and amazing that we now can [all] breastfeed in public. But I’m still a little [hesitant and] I tend to do bottles out in public more than I do breastfeeding. Now, of course, if she doesn’t want the bottle and she wants to take the boob, there have been several times when I’ve covered myself up and I’ll go ahead and breastfeed in public.”
Says Tia Mowry who is a mother of two and who recently gave birth to her youngest daughter, Cairo, in May.
Although Tia says that she’s hesitant about feeding in public due to her widespread popularity, she encourages other women to do what feels most natural to them. She continued, “That’s just for me, but I think it’s awesome and amazing that women are able to do it.”
It’s so easy to judge another mother for how she chooses to parent her child, but honestly, if the child’s basic needs have been met, and they aren’t in any imminent danger, why must we worry ourselves with what other mothers choose to do?
More working moms have had cause to ‘express ‘ breast milk when they are out at work and should not be judged because their babies have the bottle when they are away. Mom-bashing is not an external tension rather it is one that is being stirred up among moms and should not be condoned especially when the conditions of the supposed mom are unknown.