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I grew up knowing the ins and outs of breastfeeding benefits (or the risks of not breastfeeding, if we want to go with that spin). Obviously, some people are going to be turned off no matter what you say, but if your goal is to support mothers, to improve breastfeeding rates, to help normalize breastfeeding and create more comfort in seeing/discussing/doing it, make sure your advocacy is actually turning people in those directions, not away from them. Yes, most issues that keep women from breastfeeding are fixable.

I’ve written multiple posts explaining and defending extended breastfeeding and breastfeeding in public. However, reading through the comments and debates that inevitably pop up when breastfeeding is discussed, I’ve become a bit disenchanted with some recurring themes in breastfeeding advocacy. Here are five habits those who consider themselves breastfeeding advocates need to check:1) Arguing with moms who say they were unable to breastfeed. But there’s no way for you to know with certainty whether or not a mom’s issues fall under that umbrella.

We don’t have to demonize formula in order to celebrate the awesomeness of breastmilk.

It’s not anyone’s place to judge another mom’s breastfeeding experience.

If a mom asks you what she might do to make it work, that’s the time to suggest some options.

Breastfeeding is a choice; I hope that you make the right choice to breastfeed your baby. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF about 1.5 million babies die every year because they were not breastfed.

Many more millions suffer from infectious diseases and malnutrition, never reaching their full potential because they were bottlefed.

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