Being a mom is a constant exercise in blocking out noise, from unsolicited advice to some narrow definitions of what good parenting looks like — and Chrissy Teigen is well aware of this. This is especially true when it comes to feeding your baby, which is why the model, now a television personality and cookbook author, is trying to reduce some of the stigma around it.
Today, Chrissy penned a Twitter thread in an effort to normalize formula feeding, and every single person should read it.
Chrissy, who breastfed her son, Miles, and her daughter, Luna, acknowledged that "breastfeeding is such a huge, wonderful thing," but it doesn't come easy for many people, and there shouldn't be any stigma around using or switching to formula.
Chrissy, like many new moms, struggled with a low milk supply and said that she "felt way more shame having to use formula."
Chrissy remembered how the endless pumping to try to bring up her milk supply "drove [her] mad."
Ultimately, we should be normalizing formula, not just for parents who want or need to combination-feed or switch to formula, but also for those parents who are never able to breastfeed or never want to.
"I dunno why this is my crusade now," Chrissy wrote, adding, "I just remember the sadness I felt and want you to know you are doing it right if your baby is fed, mama."
Whether babies are formula-fed, combination-fed, or breastfed, Chrissy wants you to know that they're going to be "BEAUTIFUL, PERFECT, AND OKAY."
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