Model Coco Rocha is NOT going to “parent by committee.” When she posted something online that revealed she was bottle-feeding her baby daughter, Ioni, a lot of people had something to say about it. As you can guess, it wasn’t positive. Coco chose to address the critics about the fact that she’s not breast feeding.
Here’s the Instagram post that started it all:
Check out some of the comments about the fact that Coco isn’t breastfeeding: goodness! Don’t people realize that not everyone can breastfeed? RELATED: Coco responded to her critics in a new post:
Getting a lot of unwanted advice based on my last post. Not that this is anyone’s business – I loved breastfeeding Ioni for the first 5 months of her life and then one day my milk went dry. It happens to every mom at different times. She’s been on formula for a few weeks now and seems to be doing just fine. In the last 4 weeks she gained another 2 pounds, grew another inch and is in the 90th percentile for her age. Anyone who has a negative comment to make on the way I raise my baby will be blocked. This is not a democracy, everyone doesn’t get a say.
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I agree with Coco: it really isn’t anyone’s business, and she certainly doesn’t have to take random strangers’ opinions into account. Babies do just fine on formula; the important thing is that they get the nutrition they need, however they get it. Mothers, especially, experience enough criticism as it is. Good on Coco for standing up to it.
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