Adult film star Jenna Jameson found herself the latest target of the parenting police after she posted a photo breastfeeding her 23-month-old daughter Batel Lu on Instagram. Jameson posted the adorable photo with the caption: “Fierce love” and while the majority of commenters voiced their support, a few naysayers decided to try and parent-shame Jameson because they think her daughter is too old to still be getting breastfed.
“It’s great that you decided to breastfeed. But now she’s able to eat regular food and has teeth…she’s too old to be breastfeeding,” one user wrote.
Fortunately, Jameson had no problem shutting down this pointless criticism immediately and quickly told her critic, “Babies get teeth as early as 3 months. And start solids at 6 months. Please try to educate yourself about breastfeeding into toddlerhood and how beneficial it is.”
Another parent shamer commented, “I mean I’m first to say breastfeeding is a normal beautiful thing and if you’re lucky enough to be able to do it, then great but why put it on Instagram??? Like do we really need to see your child (that might be getting a bit older for this) sucking on your boob?? No I don’t think so!!”
But Jameson wasn’t taking any of this uninformed and unsolicited advice from internet trolls and as a response, she simply wrote, “Breastfeeding isn’t the problem. Peoples backwards opinions are.”
For what it’s worth, the World Health Organization fully endorses Jameson choosing to breastfeed her daughter, as they cite the benefits of mothers breastfeeding their kids “up to two years of age or beyond.”