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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.

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“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.”

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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Ex-prosecutor demands congressional investigation after latest report on the FBI and Brett Kavanaugh

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Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh had another allegation of sexual misconduct revealed on Saturday in a bombshell report in The New York Times.

"A classmate, Max Stier, saw Mr. Kavanaugh with his pants down at a different drunken dorm party, where friends pushed his penis into the hand of a female student. Mr. Stier, who runs a nonprofit organization in Washington, notified senators and the F.B.I. about this account, but the F.B.I. did not investigate and Mr. Stier has declined to discuss it publicly," the newspaper reported.

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Boris Johnson promises Britain will be like the Incredible Hulk during Brexit negotiations

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday he was making a "huge amount of progress" towards a Brexit deal with the EU, in an interview in which he compared Britain to the Incredible Hulk.

"It's going to take a lot of work between now and October 17" when EU leaders gather for their final summit before Britain's scheduled exit from the bloc, he told the Mail on Sunday newspaper.

"But I'm going to go to that summit and I'm going to get a deal, I'm very confident. And if we don't get a deal then we'll come out on October 31."

His comments came ahead of talks with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker and the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, in Luxembourg on Monday.

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NYT blasted for ‘spectacularly offensive sentiment’ after tweet illustrating ‘rape culture’

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The results of a 10-month investigation into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh by New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly was published on Saturday.

But attention was taken away from the powerful reporting after the Twitter account of The Times opinion page posted a shocking message.

"Having a penis thrust in your face at a drunken dorm party may seem like harmless fun," read the tweet.

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