Amid The Baby Formula Shortage, Professionals Explain Why The Narrative “Breastfeeding Is Free” Is False

“…It Consumes Women’s Time And Resources…”

Gabriel said, “Breastfeeding — and relatedly pumping breastmilk — is not free because it consumes women’s time and resources in ways that amount to another job on top of being a mother.”

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“This means that breastfeeding is only free if we do not value women’s time and the efforts it takes to physically be the ones to produce breastmilk to feed their child.”