One of my colleagues recently joked that I was a “militant breast-feeding advocate.” I told her that this wasn’t necessarily true but it did get me thinking.
I’m not militant about much. You would think I am if you’ve read Colic Solved. Sure I’m passionate about the recognition of acid reflux in babies but I would never put the interests of a baby behind this passion. And while I advocate breastfeeding, I do so because it represents the best nutritional substrate for babies. I don’t toe the line with breast-feeding advocacy groups peddling sociopolitical agendas – my allegiance is to children, not a cause.
I guess you could say that I’m militant about advocating for children and parents. I try to make tricky things less complicated in a way that helps empower parents. It’s what got me going with Parenting Solved.
More than militant, I guess, I’m just plain passionate.