Pro-breastfeeding, boob-nazi or just obsessed?

A pro-breastfeeder has a friend who is expecting soon. She did all her best to advocate breastfeeding to her friend. She shares information, and her own experience as well as recommending breastfeeding tools or information source for her friend’s benefits. She makes sure that the friend understands the importance of breastfeeding.

A pro-breastfeeder understands that breastfeeding brings different sets of challenges to the mother and baby, and not everyone is as lucky as the other. A pro-breastfeeder understands that perseverance and determination is the utmost importance in a breastfeeding process.

A pro-breastfeeder helps as much as she can, once her friend has given birth, and again, as much as the friend is willing to receive. A pro-breastfeeder never judges the decision of a mother in regards of breastfeeding, because again, each mother and child has different circumstances.

A boob-nazi has a friend who is expecting soon. She did all she could to make sure that her friend breastfeeds, to a point of being negative and punishing if the friend chose not to.

A boob –nazi made child nutritions alternative sounds like poison, and makes a bad impression on a mother who does not breastfeed the child.

A boob-nazi chose not to understand the real challenges of breastfeeding, seeing only her own success in breastfeeding (if it happens that she did). She will never learn to accept that each mother and child has their own circumstances, and their own needs.

A boob-nazi is judgemental towards a mom who chose not to breastfeed, or to those who supplement with formula. She makes the mom felt like she is the worst mother in the world.

Just obsessed.
Facebook status “Yeay,today 50oz”. Upload a picture of her milk. Into an album full of milk photos. She should change her facebook name to My Milk or something.

And then she brags. Making even other moms who produce a normal quantity of milk a day, feel like losers.

Twitter, “Oh nooo…today only 10oz :(((( ”. Cries and sobs like there is no tomorrow.

Next day, take picture again. This time the deep-freezer, full of milk. Oh, and the freezer compartment of the fridge too.

Gosh. They brag. Big time!

So which one are you?

The key is moderation, for when you are moderate in anything you do; you are doing it right.
“O you who believe! Make not unlawful the good things which Allah has made lawful for you, but Commit no excess: for Allah loves not those given to excess."

“Wahai orang-orang yang beriman! Janganlah kamu haramkan benda-benda yang baik-baik yang telah dihalalkan oleh Allah bagi kamu, dan janganlah kamu melampaui batas (pada apa yang telah ditetapkan halalnya itu); kerana sesungguhnya Allah tidak suka kepada orang-orang yang melampaui batas.”

{Surah Al-Maidah, Ayat 87}


harzharun said…
Sgt suka entry ni....
I skang dah jarang sgt jenguk group KIM kat fb sbb ada manusia boob nazi dan obsesses tu..huuu
hafizhuda said…
hye..salam perkenalan.
nice entry actually.
besederhana adalah terbaik, tak perlu nak terlalu obses :)
Ayuni A. said…
harzharun: exactly. i pun jarang dah jenguk KIM sebab ada yg macam tu. sekadar join group to show my support ajelah.thanks for dropping by dear :)

hafizhuda: salam perkenalan.agreed :) and thanks for visiting!
sgt suka entry ni..

i pun dh malas nk jgk KIM..byk sgt yg boob-nazi n obsessed!!

Ayuni A. said…
Nadira, I totally get you. Mmg stress tgk these kind of people. Oh well I just hope there are more pro-breastfeeding mommies out there :)
zazaa said…
Sy pun salah sorg yg dah jarang sgt jenguk KIM sbb meluat some of them rasa diaorg terlalu bagus bila dapat hasilkan berpuluh oz dan show off lepas tu buat org lain down. huhuhu.. dan saya cuba utk pro bf dgn meng'educated serba sikit esp. kpd new mom yg xtahu pasal bf.. pada saya, ramai yg x bf bukan sebab xnak tapi xtahu bagaimana menjayakan penyusuan. just my 2cent. :)
Ayuni A. said…
Gotta agree with you zazaa :) Awareness dan ilmu tu yg paling penting kan?
Arya Stark said…
Hi dear, im definitely a pro breastfeeding mom. I try to share as much info as I can to those who asks for them. I do not give unsolicited advice. I respect others' decision to opt for formula feeding. And I have no more respect for some KIM members since I read some comments bout formula fed children being compared to a calf... Nauzubillah. i think the key here is to be humble... when u are able to breastfeed, say thanks to Allah, sentiasa ingatkan diri yang Allah boleh tarik nikmat u bila2, and to not condemn others who dont... btw i love reading ur blog!!!! salam perkenalan =)
Ayuni A. said…
Hi Dina! Thanks for visiting my blog :) Salam perkenalan too. Keep up the support for breastfeeding. Our Malaysian babies really need more of it. Take care!

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