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Breast is not best but is in fact, the biological norm.

My breasts are not best, but it is what my baby is looking for when he sucks his hand and moves his head.

My breasts are not best, but they are what comforts him instantly when crying, hungry, sad, hurt, scared or bored.

Breast is not best because then automatically we create a “worst” category. When instead we can talk about what works for us, and what works for our families…without categories.

My breasts are not best, but they are easy to remember when I leave the house.

My breasts are not best, but they do stay at the best temperature so my milk is always just right for my child.

Breast is not best because then we use the same language created to market and sell formula…the “best” alternative or the “best” ingredients. Breast is just the norm.

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My breasts are not best, but I never have to worry about how much or how little to offer.

Breast is not best, but it is just what my baby is looking for.

My breasts are not best. Sometimes breastfeeding is exhausting, emotionally and physically draining. Sometimes I feel like my little one is sucking the life out of me! But these moments pass. And the good, always outweigh the bad.

Breast is not best, and is definitely not always easy…but it is always worth it.

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Breastmilk is not “best” but it is constantly changing to meet my child’s needs…from our first breastfeed to our last.

Breast is not special, but apart of our normal day. We breastfeed sitting down, standing up, lying in bed and out while I’m drinking my coffee. We breastfeed while you curl my hair and look into my eyes. We breastfeed while at the park or at a party.

Breast is not best but there are risks to the alternatives; whether that is donor breastmilk or formula.

Breast is not best because how many of us actually strive to be the best at anything?! We work as hard as we can with the resources we have at the time but best? That is then left only for those who are high achievers, not something that is normal.

Breastmilk is not “best” but my baby thinks it’s pretty awesome.

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Breast is not best, and yes it is natural but we do not have a true choice when it comes to how we go about feeding our babies. Making informed choices come from evidence based information and support, which many women around the world never receive.

Breast is not best. It is the biological norm. I will stand up for breastfeeding, I will stand up for mothers, I will stand up for babies. Not for something that is best, but for something that is normal.

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{This post was inspired by Diane Wiessinger’s article, “Watch Your Language” from The Journal of Human Lactation, Vol. 12, No. 1, 1996}

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