PARENTING
03/11/2013 11:37 am ET

When The Breastfeeding Vs. Formula Wars Hit Home

At the precise moment I was giving birth to my daughter, Fox was airing an episode of The Simpsons that parodied breast-feeding purists. Marge, who is formula-feeding Maggie, encounters a circle of breastfeeding hipster moms decked out in ironic T-shirts and artisanal slippers. She is so intimidated that she pretends to breastfeed Maggie underneath a hooter hider, but the jig is up when the bottle of formula rolls out onto the floor. The other mothers gasp in horror and immediately turn on Marge; she has to use the bottle of formula as a weapon to jab her way out of the room.

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