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Snooki Is Breastfeeding Baby Lorenzo the Hard Way (PHOTO)
January 15, 2013 at 6:51 PM


Posted by Jeanne Sager
on September 25, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Snooki LorenzoYou gotta love Snooki for always being honest -- sometimes brutally honest, but still, you always know where the Jersey Shore star stands. And when it comes to breastfeeding, Snooks has always been clear that she was a little uneasy. But one month into little Lorenzo's life, she's already learned one of the most important keys to being a good parent: you figure out what works for you and your baby.

So when it comes to breastfeeding, Snooki has decided to go with the bottle. Bottles of pumped breast milk that is.

Snooki has Tweeted several times over the past few days about how she makes this whole thing work, including photos of her cutie sucking down his bottle, photos of her new breast pump, and explaining to fans that breastfeeding has helped her lose the baby weight.

And when one fan criticized her for not "putting your babe on your boob," Snooks kept it short and sweet. She said she's pumping because she's filming. Which could mean a million different things: maybe she's spending time away from Lorenzo and she needs to build up a supply of milk for someone else to feed him. Or maybe she's not comfortable breastfeeding in front of millions of TV viewers. Or maybe, well, who cares. She's making it work, and isn't that all that matters? 

There is no shame in choosing breast, bottle, OR pumping. For the latter, it could be pumping sometimes or pumping every single drop of breast milk that they get, but the only thing that matters is that these moms are trying their best.

I know a few moms whose kids had breast milk exclusively from bottles, and the women will all tell you it was a lot of work. Not only did they have to spend the time most of us would spend actually feeding their babies, but they also had to spend that extra time pumping. They were exhausted!

But they all did it for the same reason Snooki initially broached pumping back when she was pregnant and feeling a little uneasy about breastfeeding: "because it's the best nutrients for baby." That sounds like being a good mom to me! Fist pumps for Snooki for making it work!

Would you exclusively pump breast milk for your baby?
  • Only group members can vote in this poll.
  1. 22% - Yes! In fact I have. It's my perferred way to BF.
  2. 67% - Only as a last resort
  3. 10% - Hell no! I'd rather FF

Replies

  • ..MoonShine..
    January 15, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    I wouldn't do it except as a last resort, but at least he's getting breastmilk!! 

  • celestegood
    January 15, 2013 at 6:56 PM
    Wow. Good for her. I wish her luck. I have pumped for months with Elijah and it is not easy.
  • lga1965
    by lga1965
    January 15, 2013 at 6:56 PM

     Ordinarily I would say "Who cares what anyone says about Snooki?" but in this case, I do care what has been said about her. It is nobody's business how she feeds her baby. Good grief.

  • paganbaby
    January 15, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    That was my thought too :-)

    Quoting ..MoonShine..:

    I wouldn't do it except as a last resort, but at least he's getting breastmilk!! 


  • LaceNBklyn
    January 15, 2013 at 6:58 PM
    This is awesome! I like that she shows breast feeding does not always mean baby to nipple! Go snookie!
  • paganbaby
    January 15, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    Good for you too! I pumped for months while I worked and yeah it did suck. I can't imagine having to do it full time :-/

    Quoting celestegood:

    Wow. Good for her. I wish her luck. I have pumped for months with Elijah and it is not easy.


  • paganbaby
    January 15, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    You're right! It's not a black or white issue. There's always room for compromise.

    Quoting LaceNBklyn:

    This is awesome! I like that she shows breast feeding does not always mean baby to nipple! Go snookie!


  • SWasson
    by SWasson
    January 15, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    I don't ever want to see another breastpump again in my life.

  • JoshRachelsMAMA
    JRM
    January 15, 2013 at 7:09 PM
    Good article Pagan
  • paganbaby
    January 15, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    I know the feeling,lol.

    Quoting SWasson:

    I don't ever want to see another breastpump again in my life.


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