Formula is second best and you're a bad mom if you use it.
So often I hear that statement on Cafemom and out here in the real world too. Yes, we all know that breast is best. But do you know what else is best?
Homeschooling with a really enthuthiastic parent who has loads of money and a Phd in Education
Organic produce grown in your own backyard
Cage free eggs from your chicken coop
Meat that's been hunted and killed humanely in the wild with bows and arrows on a week long hunting trip.
Clothing that's been weaved from the cotton you grew yourself and from the animal skins you previously hunted.
I write this to you, as I sent my breastfed and formula fed, disposable diapered (when it was convenient) daughter off to public school, after feeding her a breakfast of caged eggs.
Acknowledging that I give my kids second best doesn't make me a bad mom. It makes me a practical one.