Babies are expected to self-soothe but we don’t see breastfeeding as a method of self-soothing that leads to other forms when developmentally appropriate.
Our culture values independence over nurturing. Breastfeeding parents are sometimes told that they are spoiling their babies.
Have you been criticized for breastfeeding your child on demand? Have you been told you are creating bad habits? Did you know that breastfeeding is SO much more than food?!
This week on the Badass Breastfeeding Podcast, Dianne and Abby are talking about the hated phrase “the baby is using you as a pacifier”. Where did this come from anyway? Tune in as Dianne and Abby talk about why this phrase should be ousted from society. Have you ever felt like this? Or has anyone ever told you that the baby is using you as a pacifier? Check out this episode, and then let us know your experience!