The debate between breastfeeding and formula feeding babies is a heated one. There's been a wave of celebrity moms in the last few decades who've preached the benefits of breastfeeding. And that's wonderful, because society absolutely needs all the help it can get when it comes to advocating for breastfeeding. But what about moms who don't breastfeed? For as many celebrity moms who breastfeed, there are just as many celebrities who formula feed. And it's important to lift up their experiences just as high, because breastfeeding isn't for everyone.
Although breastfeeding is portrayed as a beautiful, natural experience, there are many difficulties that come with it. When's the last time you heard a celebrity mom admit that the first week was especially difficult, or that their nipples really suffered, or that the weaning struggle was real? Breastfeeding celebs often portray the act as a sort of perfect part of motherhood, facilitating the idea that unless you breastfeed, you're doing a disservice.
Guess what? You're not! It's perfectly okay to formula feed your babies. Whether your babe didn't take to breastfeeding, or she's particularly aggressive, or another reason, there no need to feel shame in formula feeding. And these celebrity moms are here to help you in your journey.