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Is Sarah Palin Anti-Breastfeeding?

As a mother of five, the youngest almost three years old, you would think that Sarah Palin should be up to date on how mothers should be feeding their babies right?

Wrong once again!

In an attempted shot at the First Lady and her program to help lower the childhood obesity rates, she certainly failed once again.

While taking aim at Michelle Obama speaking out to help women have easier breastfeeding relationships by helping to remove obstacles, the self proclaimed Mama Grizzly proved exactly how little she knows about caring for newborns.

Palin was quoted:

“It’s no wonder Michelle Obama is telling everybody you need to breast feed your babies … the price of milk is so high!”

But as a mother of five, Palin should know that one has nothing to do with the other considering regular cows milk is not recommended until after one year of age at the earliest in children. Newborns and infants are recommended to have a minimum of one year on either breast milk, or infant formula before switching over to cows milk, which certainly is expensive, but not nearly as expensive as infant formula which goes for a minimum of $20 for one can at the least!

I am perplexed though. What Michelle Obama is doing is helping mothers to make healthier choices for their children, not demanding, or legislating that mothers must breastfeed. I cannot understand why anyone would have a problem with her program, and plan to help mothers.

Is Sarah Palin anti-breastfeeding?  Or is she just out for another new fight?

I can tell you as a mother on the verge of breastfeeding again, I am excited to see such a high profile mother getting involved in breastfeeding advocacy. The United States certainly is in desperate need for Michelle’s activism.

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