Well, here we go again. As if there isn't already more than enough fuel on the fire to ignite all sorts of mommy wars between women -- new research saying that shy moms are less likely to breastfeed should turn up the heat another notch.
According to the results of the study, which was published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, mothers involved in the research who were introverts or had anxious tendencies were more likely to formula feed or breastfeed for a shorter period of time. Moms who described themselves as being extroverts and "emotionally stable," on the other hand, continued breastfeeding for a longer duration.
Huh. Well isn't that interesting. So basically, if you aren't breastfeeding or don't do it for very long, you're probably shy, anxious, and depressed -- as opposed to being happy, outgoing, and confident about the whole parenting gig like the moms who are offering the boob.