Amanda Seyfried Just Brilliantly Shut Down Mommy Shamers With One Perfect Tweet
Breastfeeding vs Bottle-Feeding: It’s a source of heated debate that has sparked many a mom-shaming moment. So hot is the topic, in fact, that even celebs such as Chrissy Teigen and Mila Kunis aren’t immune to having their parenting decisions questioned and slammed on social media.
More and more, new mamas are standing up to their bullies and fighting back, however, including one Amanda Seyfried, who gave birth to her first child back in March.
Addressing those that would shame mommies for breastfeeding in public, as well as those who would criticize moms who choose to go the formula route, the Gringo star shut down haters of all types by putting things into perspective with one brilliant tweet.
Breastfeeding is awesome. Formula is awesome. Feeding your baby is awesome. Not awesome? Judgement.
— Amanda Seyfried (@AmandaSeyfried) July 5, 2017
“Breastfeeding is awesome,” the 31-year-old told her 531K followers. “Formula is awesome. Feeding your baby is awesome. Not awesome? Judgement.” The statement received close to 3,000 likes and over 600 retweets, along with plenty of support from fellow mothers, and even some brands.
My own doula said "Not feeding your baby breastmilk doesn't make you a bad mother. Not feeding your baby at all makes you a bad mother"
— Cindy McCaw (@HockeyMom500) July 6, 2017
best advice i got from a lactation consultant: feed the baby. one way or another, just feed the baby.
— cristen (@cpenn526) July 5, 2017
I couldn't breastfeed and some people can't regardless of what they try, no shame!
— claudia turner (@cloudypianos) July 8, 2017
My younger son had to be fed through a tube directly into his stomach when he was born. The NICU nurses would say "Fed is best." ❤❤
— Susan Davis (@SusanDavis81) July 7, 2017
We couldn't agree more! Keep being awesome and #MomOn, your way!
— Yoplait Yogurt (@Yoplait) July 6, 2017
The actress went on to share a quote from Maureen Shaw, founder of sherights.com: “Breasts are intended to feed babies. With all our progress on feminist issues, how can such a simple biological imperative remain so stigmatized? In a word: sex. We live in a culture comfortable with exploiting breasts to sell burgers, for goodness sake. How would you rather your body be portrayed?”
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(h/t HelloGiggles; photo via Kevin Winter/Getty)