Raising A Child Is Hard Enough Essay

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“Wouaa, wouaaa, wu wu, wouaaa” the baby cried. What is the baby saying and what does it want? One only has to ask a baby’s mother to find out what it wants. When a baby cries like that most of the time it’s just hungry. At this point a mother just listens to her maternal instinct and feeds her baby. She proceeds to raise her baby to chest level and lower her shirt, but before she can begin to feed her infant, an onlooker walks over and scolds her. The onlooker proceeds to explain that there are other ways of feeding children, instead of flashing ones breast. This really infuriates me, to believe that someone would come up to a mother and shame her out of feeding her child. Raising a child is hard enough, we don’t need to make it any harder. Mother’s should be allowed to breastfeed their babies whenever or wherever the baby is hungry. To increase the percentage of mothers’ breastfeeding their infants, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has argued that “breast milk is uniquely suited to the human infant’s nutritional needs and is a live substance with unmatched immunological and anti-inflammatory properties that protect against a host of illnesses and diseases for both mothers and children” ( 1-1). Many people think that instead of taking out their breast, why don’t mothers just feed their children formula. There are many classes of human milk substitutes out there being marketed to be better and healthier than breast milk, but that is simply untrue. The U.S.

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