How the ‘Breast Is Best’ Message Can Hurt New Parents

Have you come across the slogans and books saying “Breast Is Best” for feeding newborn babies? Lots of new parents get this message – but is it really true that breastfeeding is best for everyone?

Far from it. Here’s a comic that shows what it’s like to struggle to breastfeed when you’ve been told that breastfeeding is best – and that it has no downside.

This makes an excellent point about why we have to change up the message about what’s really “best” and “natural” for parents and babies.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism


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Molly McIntyre is an artist who makes pictures that tells stories. Her work explores the process of searching, finding – and sometimes not finding – what makes people who they are. More of her work can be found on her website or on Instagram @brooklyn_rabbit.