Entertainer Jessica Simpson shared a photo of a full bottle of freshly pumped breast milk on her Instagram page, but some women thought that her post — which she clearly took pride in, judging by the caption — was over the top.
What's the photo all about?
Simpson shared the photo Wednesday and captioned it, "This is what success feels like," adding a cow emoji.
Simpson and her husband Eric Johnson welcomed their third child, Birdie Mae Johnson, on March 19.
Many social media users took issue with the photo, claiming that Simpson's remark was insensitive, hurtful, and just not inclusive enough to some women who don't — or can't — breastfeed their babies.
One user wrote, "What a great way to make others who can't [breastfeed] feel like failures. Think before you post."
Another added, "Breastfeeding is great but for all the moms out there that can't breastfeed or simply are 'done' due to choice, formula is also the best you can do for your child."
The post went on to spark heavy debate among mothers over the pros and cons of breastfeeding versus bottle-feeding.
Others defended the star, however, and insisted that people should mind their own business, do what's right for them and their children, and lay off Simpson for celebrating her victories.
One user wrote, "It's unbelievable how many of you women are shaming her for feeding her kid. She's not formula bashing or anything close to it. Pumping is HARD. It's her personal victory and she's allowed to be proud of it."
Another shared Simpson's joy and added, "Is it nuts that I'm jealous? I wish I could pump this much!"
Taking the high road
Another Instagram user, however, decided to take the high road and make a transcendent remark.
"Success is raising a kind child," the user wrote. "Now that feels amazing whether or not that child was fed breast milk or formula."
(H/T: Fox News)
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