Mom Writes Emotional Letter To A Stranger About Why She Isn't Breastfeeding

There are some fools out there who think it's a good idea to tell mothers how to raise their children.

Let me tell ya right now, folks: That is never a good idea, because if moms are good at one thing, it's guilting you to the point of regretting everything you've ever done.

Annie Ferguson Muscato from Gainesville, Florida was not about to let some stranger in a Target judge her for buying formula.

In a long post to Facebook, Annie chastised a fellow shopper who commented "breast is best" while Annie was purchasing a can of hypoallergenic baby formula.

Annie explained in the post she is well aware breastfeeding is good for babies. She wrote she and her husband struggled for weeks to make breastfeeding work.

Annie said her baby screamed in pain after she fed on breast milk. She tried changing her baby's diet in every way she could think of to fix the problem.

Finally, Annie tried the formula. She wrote,

And then finally, we tried the hypoallergenic dairy protein free formula you saw me buying today. And the screaming lessened. And my baby started smiling. She started interacting. She started sleeping.

Annie concluded by urging mothers to be supportive of one another, and, you know, maybe not make rude comments to each other in grocery stores.

She wrote,

What I know that you don't is that breast ISN'T always best. I know happy, healthy baby is best. I know FED is best.

In the time since she posted it on Saturday, the status went viral with over 35,000 shares. Many fellow mothers commented, saying how grateful they are for the post because they also struggled with breastfeeding.

So, the moral is, as long as the baby is healthy, don't backseat parent someone else's kid. Mother knows best.

Citations: Why This Mom's Open Letter to a Stranger at Target Is Going Viral (Cosmopolitan)