CHICAGO – Even though breastfeeding seems like it should be a very personal choice, it remains a very public topic in the U.S.
Abby Theuring, a mother of two, has become a breastfeeding advocate with hundreds of thousands of online followers. Online she is known as the “Badass Breastfeeder.”
Theuring said she will continue to breastfeed her three-year-old son while also nursing her newborn. Her message is about promoting nursing, especially in public.
Her website, Badass Breastfeeder.com is all about “attachment parenting.”
“I’ve heard that I should have weaned Jack before Exley came along. I have heard that I am raising a spoiled brat by breastfeeding my toddler. I have heard that it’s disgusting, that he’s too old, that he’ll have psychological problems. I’ve heard that I’m doing it for my own needs and not his,” she wrote. “Jack’s nursing has increased since the birth of his little brother. He has shown me that he needs me more than ever. He has shown me that now is not the right time to make major changes. It’s important to me that we make this work.”