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This Florida mom was shamed by a nosy breastfeeding Nazi — her response was perfect

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A Florida mother is fighting back against unsolicited advice by writing an open letter to another woman who admonished her for buying baby formula instead of breastfeeding, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Annie Ferguson Muscato was shopping at Target on Saturday when a woman intervened by telling her, “breast is best.”

It’s not that Muscato disagreed, so much as it was breastfeeding, in fact, was not good for her baby.

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Muscato explained on Facebook that her infant daughter had trouble digesting breast milk and the results of trying to breastfeed her were excruciating.

“I know ‘breast is best’ just like you do,” she wrote. “But, let me tell you what else I know. I know that my baby began screaming after she ate. Writhing in pain. Inconsolable.”

She added, “I know over the last month and a half I have exclusively pumped and tried slow flow bottles of breast milk, I have tried different positions, I have seen another lactation consultant. I know I have held my child, my baby, while she screamed for hours- one day for eight hours straight.”

The couple visited doctors and Muscato tried cutting different things out of her diet. But in the end the only thing her baby could eat was hypoallergenic formula.

“And then finally, we tried the hypoallergenic dairy protein free formula you saw me buying today,” she wrote. “And the screaming lessened. And my baby started smiling. She started interacting. She started sleeping. And I cried. Because I thought breast was best. I thought my body failed her. I thought she wouldn’t be as healthy on formula.”

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She then pointed out that parenting is a difficult task and each individual child’s needs vary, and cautioned against making assumptions.

“So, dear stranger, next time you see someone buying formula, try to remember that mamas should support each other,” she wrote. “Think about everything you might not know. Remind yourself that ‘fed is best’ and smile because it means someone loves their baby enough to do what’s best for them.”

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Trump is now feuding with Iran’s Supreme Leader on Twitter: ‘Make Iran Great Again!’

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President Donald Trump is now replying directly to Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Twitter.

I Friday, Khamenei tweeted a screenshot of a Trump tweet, with a message of his own.

"The villainous US govt repeatedly says that they are standing by the Iranian ppl. They lie. If you are standing by the Iranian ppl, it is only to stab them in the heart with your venomous daggers," Khamenei posted.

"Of course, you have so far failed to do so, & you will certainly continue to fail," he added.

https://twitter.com/khamenei_ir/status/1218141834842660864

Trump retweeted the message, adding his own argument.

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Trump raises tensions in Virginia as local authorities fear Richmond gun rally could be the next Charlottesville

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President Donald Trump appeared to pour gasoline on a political fire in Virginia only days before a far-right protest that many are worried could result in violence.

Gun activists have been threatening civil war if the commonwealth's legislature enacts new gun safety legislation.

Right-wing militias sought to organize an armed action at the capitol, but Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency to prevent firearms on the grounds.

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Trump tells Iran that political leaders must use precise language: ‘He should be very careful with his words’

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President Donald Trump went after Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday.

For the first time in eight years, Khamenei led Friday prayers in Tehran, when he mocked "American clowns" in the Trump administration.

Trump took offense.

"The so-called 'Supreme Leader' of Iran, who has not been so Supreme lately, had some nasty things to say about the United States and Europe," Trump said, using scare quotes around Khamenei's title.

"Their economy is crashing, and their people are suffering," Trump said, apparently referring to the crippling sanctions he imposed.

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