Mayim Bialik Defends Her Decision to Breastfeed Her Son Until Age 4


77966PCN_CBS01The Big Bang Theory‘s Mayim Bialik is one of Hollywood’s biggest pro-breastfeeding advocates so it’s no wonder now that she is hitting back at her critics and defending her decision to breastfeed her son until the age of 4.

In an new interview with InTouch Weekly, Mayim said that she was rather hurt from all the “laughing and sneering” that came her way after she decided to self-wean her youngest son Fred.

“Just because you do something your way doesn’t mean you can judge people who don’t,” Mayim said in her interview. “If I breastfeed and you don’t, it’s OK. I don’t think I’m a better mom and my kids aren’t necessarily better off than yours.”

Mayim added: “The way that I parent is the way thousands of women parent all over the world, but I get flak for it. People say really mean things!”

While I totally applaud Mayim for being honest about her parenting approach and not judging others who aren’t in the same boat as her, she is talking about Internet trolls here, after all. It’s always easier to sit behind a computer screen and snarl at someone who might be a little less conventional than the norm, than to walk the walk and talk the talk. Every good, caring mother does what’s best for her children and there’s nothing to shed any tears about there.

Mayim, rock on.

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