JWoww photo with baby Greyson sets off breastfeeding debate

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and reality TV star and mom of two Jenni “JWoww” Farley certainly discovered this with a recent selfie of her feeding baby Greyson from a bottle, with her daughter Meilani behind her. In the image, Jenni looks understandably tired but extremely happy to be snuggled up with her two little ones.

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While most commenters were similarly thrilled for Jenni, some took the opportunity to spark a “breast vs. bottle” debate, with one commenter writing “im happy that i never use formula” along with several other negative slants. Many of Jenni’s fans pointed out that it’s very likely that Jenni, like many other moms, had simply pumped her breast milk and was feeding that to Greyson. According to Baby Center, women commonly pump when going back to work, to stimulate milk production or keep up their milk supply. Needless to say, Jenni is entitled to feed her children however she likes, and the overwhelming sentiment in the comments understands that, with many women sharing their own breastfeeding and formula feeding stories.

Jenni explained on her website that due to her filming schedule when Meilani was a baby, she wasn’t able to breastfeed as much as she wanted to, so with Greyson, who was born May 5, she decided to try to spend 1.5 hours each day breastfeeding.

Jenni’s BFF Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has said that she mainly used a breast pump with her first child, son Lorenzo, but breastfed daughter Giovanna, which was not always a pleasant experience. Snooki told Podcast One listeners, “My boobs are killing me. I feel like my nipples are going to fall off. It’s so painful, but I gotta do what I gotta do because I feel like my breast milk is the best milk for my baby.”

As one of Jenni’s commenters said, Greyson looks pretty healthy to us, so we say, Jenni, you do you!

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