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12 Taboo Topics for New Moms

by Erin Dower

New motherhood brings a bundle of joy — as well as a lot of prying questions, judgmental comments, and unwanted advice about raising a baby. We've compiled some awkward and awful real-life anecdotes from moms. Learn what topics call for caution or complete avoidance. Go ahead and share constructive parenting tips, but tread carefully, moms!

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Breastfeeding vs. Bottle-Feeding


This is the "mother" of all sore subjects for new moms. Some mothers breastfeed for years, while others do it for months or weeks, and some don't try nursing at all — and that's all okay. Breastfeeding has great health benefits for babies, but pediatricians still say formula-feeding is a fine alternative. If breastfeeding vs. bottle-feeding comes up in conversation, be open to everyone's point of view and personal experience.

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