Mom Hangs 'No Breastfeeding Zone' Sign in Her Room To Shut Down Shamers | 22 Words

A mom expertly hung a "No Breastfeeding Zone" sign in her hospital room while bottle-feeding her baby to shut down the mom-shamers who were asking her why she wasn't breastfeeding.

It's time to end the stigma...

Now, breastfeeding is one of the most natural things that we parents can do for our children...

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And it provides them with the nutrients and vitamins that they so desperately need in their early years.

Scientifically, children only need to be breastfed in their first 2 years...

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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for about 6 months and continued breastfeeding for 1 year or longer.

Women have become more and more open about breastfeeding over the last few years...

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And no longer is it as stigmatized as it was a few decades ago when women were literally shamed for breastfeeding their child in public.

But now, it seems that the tables have turned.

It's a sad reality that breastfeeding simply isn't possible for many women - this is not at all their fault, it's just sometimes a case of biology or other medical factors.

Feeding a newborn with formula is absolutely fine for their health...

But sadly, a stigma now exists and moms are often judged for not sticking to the "breast is best" method.

Despite health officials and campaigners urging new mothers to not listen to this stigma...

Including mom of 2 Chrissy Teigen, so many women still feel the pressure.

Well, one incredible mommy is here to shut down those formula shamers.

This is Meghan Koziel, and she is the remarkable mom to her 2 little girls, Kendra and Kenzie.

But what is it exactly that makes her so remarkable?

Well, there's a lot more to Meghan that meets the eye.

A few years ago, just before Meghan had the girls, she was battling an aggressive form of breast cancer.

As part of her treatment, Meghan underwent thirty rounds of radiation treatment and had a double mastectomy.

As any woman would agree...

Undergoing a double mastectomy is extremely traumatic. But Meghan was just happy to be alive as shortly afterward, she was given the all-clear.

Understandably, Meghan just wanted some normality after it was all over.

"I simply wanted to get back to living my life, being me, looking cute and feeling sexy as I always have," she wrote in her blog. So, she opted to have extensive breast reconstruction surgery.

A year later, Meghan and her husband, John, welcomed baby Kendra into the world...

But the new mom faced something quite bizarre.

Of course, the results of Meghan's mastectomy lead to her being unable to produce and give milk...

And unbelievably, she had to deal with a lot of people asking why she was feeding her daughter from a bottle rather than breastfeeding her.

Firstly, it's nobody's business about how you feed your child...

And secondly, Meghan was doing absolutely nothing wrong with Kendra being in absolutely no harm at all!

Well, Meghan decided to do something to deal with these mom-shamers:

She created a special sign to hang up in her hospital room - the idea being that rotating staff wouldn't need to ask why she wasn't breastfeeding.

And, when Meghan decided to post a picture of her sign on Instagram...

She was met with floods of praise and positivity from other moms all around the world.

Here's Meghan's amazing post:

She wrote: "Attention please, attention please. We do indeed have a mommy-to-be who had breast cancer and a mastectomy which means, without boobs in the houseeeee! Got the banner raised just in case people are confused as why we are NOT going to be breastfeeding our little bundle of joy. Yes, I have foobs, no I do not have boobs (or nipples) therefore... my body is incapable of breastfeeding:) -sign was made by me!!!!!)" The sign reads, "Though breastfeeding is a very special task, please be aware before you ask. Our miracle baby will be formula fed, and it will not affect her future ahead. This mommy is a survivor!"

Congratulations on raising 2 beautiful girls, Meghan!

This just goes to prove that breastfeeding isn't always a necessity and that we shouldn't be judging those who choose to use formula. For more, read on to learn about the mom who still feeds her 4-year-old son...