Mãe recebe ameaças de morte por amamentar filha de 2 anos

Influenciadora Melissa Ostroth defende amamentação por livre demanda no Instagram

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Melissa Ostroth, mãe de duas filhas, recebeu ameaças de morte e foi acusada de abusar das crianças. O motivo? A opção por amamentá-las livremente, até a idade que ela e as meninas acharem necessário.

Importante pontuar que Melissa trabalha, justamente, como consultora de lactação para gestantes e mães. Em entrevista ao Daily Mail, a americana de 34 anos disse que sempre soube que praticaria a amamentação por livre demanda, inspirada pela mãe. Ela compartilha dicas e também seu dia a dia com as filhas, Emilia e Wrenly, no perfil @milkitivity no Instagram. Nas imagens, ela sempre aparece amamentando e reafirmando que nenhuma mãe deve se sentir envergonhada ao fazê-lo.

 

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Tell me again how breastfeeding my toddler is just for myself? Doing loads of laundry with a child hanging off my breast is just for me right? Breastfeeding a monkey-swinging, gymnastics-tumbling, handstand-attempting child while your nipple is in their mouth is what us self-absorbed mothers are constantly longing for! No one is breastfeeding their toddler or older child for themselves. It is for their child alone. I repeat: it is for their child alone. No one is forcing their child to breastfeed and not ween. Don’t get me wrong, I still love breastfeeding—the bond and those quiet moments when my toddler is nursing and cuddling with me fills my heart with joy. The fact I can cure any tears in a matter of seconds, knowing that they are taking in antibodies and immunities that are tailor-made for them, is so amazing. However, for whatever reason, some people have gotten it into their heads that mothers who practice natural-term weening are doing it for themselves and are just not willing “to cut the cord.” Those people are wrong. Breastmilk continues to provide antibodies, immunities, white blood cells, and hormones that are so important for a child to grow. Breastmilk doesn’t lose its benefits with age. In fact “human milk in the second year postpartum contained significantly higher concentrations of total protein, lactoferrin, lysozyme and Immunoglobulin A, than milk bank samples, and significantly lower concentrations of zinc, calcium, iron and oligosaccharides,” (Perrin, 2016). In the second year (12-23 months), 448 mL of breastmilk provides: * 29% of energy requirements * 43% of protein requirements * 36% of calcium requirements * 75% of vitamin A requirements * 76% of folate requirements * 94% of vitamin B12 requirements * 60% of vitamin C requirements * (Dewey, 2001) Pretty awesome, right? ☝🏼 Besides all the benefits mentioned above, breastmilk provides all the immunoglobulins the immune system takes to develop, which takes around 5 years. (Continued in comments and blog) https://milkitivity.com/stopping-saying-that-breastfeeding-past-infancy-is-for-ourselves/ #milkitivity#normalizebreastfeeding

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Com mais de 2.000 seguidores, Melissa recebe muito apoio em suas redes sociais – mas também muitas críticas e inclusive ameaças. “Quero divulgar fatos reais sobre amamentação. Há muita desinformação sobre esse tema. As mulheres precisam dos fatos, de apoio e de uma comunidade sem julgamentos – ainda mais quando se trata de amamentação prolongada. Quero que entendam porque as mães decidem agir dessa forma. Não é algo que faço por mim, e não é fácil, mas é o que funciona para nossa família”, disse Melissa na entrevista.

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Melissa estuda nutrição infantil há mais de 4 anos e afirma que o maior mito sobre amamentação por livre demanda é que o leite materno perde valor nutricional ao passar do tempo. Não é verdade. “Além de benefícios para a saúde, amamentar é muito mais do que alimentar seu filho. É conforto, é um alívio para ansiedade natural, ajuda a criança a dormir – é um laço de amor”, completa a influenciadora.

 

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Dear Facebook, You claim that you support breastfeeding women and believe that it’s natural but you don’t. Your policy says that mothers are allowed to post breastfeeding pictures, but they aren’t. I’ve had 2 post removed by you for violating your “nudity” and “sexual activity” rule. My posts contained nothing more then breastfeeding and the second time you blocked me for 3 days. You claim that you care about women, but you don’t. When I posted a breastfeeding article that pictured a lactating breast it was removed in 5 seconds but a man who commented sexual remarks on one of my post twice such as “I love your sweet a** and your breasts can I give you money honey?” Wasn’t removed immediately by you. Why are men allowed to post comments on my breastfeeding posts such as “can I move the baby aside and be next” “love your sweet breasts” and “lucky baby?” You see, one is sexual and the other is not. You do not support breastfeeding women, mothers, or women. You choose to target what you say you protect in your own rules “We agree that breastfeeding is natural and beautiful and we’re glad to know that it’s important for mothers to share their experiences with others on Facebook.” So dear Facebook, why? #milkitivity #magicmilk #normalizebreastfeeding ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• • • • • #wrenlylaine#mom_hub#lettthekids#mom#igers#mommylife#honestmotherhood #mommylifestyle#momsofinstagram#momlifeisthebestlife#breastfeeding#ig_motherhood#motherhoodrising#motherhoodintheraw#thehappynow#breastfeeingmamas#breastmilk#unitemotherhood#childhoodunplugged#parenhood_unveiled#clickinmoms#motherhoodthroughinstagram#picoftheday#breastmilk#breastfeedingmom#instababy#pregnantchicken#postpartum

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