Mom Breastfeed To Her Five-Year-Old Child People Call Me “sɪᴄᴋ” And An “ᴀʙᴜsᴇʀ”
Doula Lauren McLeod, 29, she is breastfeeding for son Bowie and two-year-old daughter Tigerlily. She received a lot of criticism, mocking about it being extremely “sɪᴄᴋ” and an “ᴀʙᴜsᴇʀ”.
And she insists she’ll continue to do despite the negative comments she’s received, she feels it’s good for herself and her children. although she has limited Bowie’s feeding to just take place at bedtime now he’s older.
“I just don’t read the comments sections on social media posts that aren’t my own, so I don’t see the majority of nasty things that are said about me. It’s not worth my time and energy to respond to someone who has made up their mind about me already, and takes time out of their day to be nasty. I think it is a lovely thing for a baby to grow up and remember being breast fed, as not many people would be able to say this – plus there are all the health and IQ benefits.”Lauren said
A lot of the negative opinions people have about breastfeeding are often based on cultural bias and lack of education on the topic, which is part of the reason she share her story – to help people understand that natural term breastfeeding is biologically normal. There’s nothing wrong.
Lauren added that she’s always had a “relatively smooth breastfeeding journey” and has been able to use it to help her children sleep, and to give them ᴘᴀɪɴ relief when needed. And for as many negative remarks as she receives, Lauren is also praised for publicly sharing her breastfeeding journey on her social media pages.
“My children and I have a beautiful bond, and I’m so grateful to be able to support their growing bodies and brains with my breastmilk, as well as providing that comfort and safety they feel while breastfeeding, I’m sure we would have had just as strong a bond if we weren’t breastfeeding. But this is just what works for us.”she concluded.