In her 42-year career, Midwife Cath has delivered over 10,000 including the children of Tiffany Hall and Bec Judd.
Despite this, she still gets criticisms over the techniques she chooses to teach new parents, and in this case it’s related to feeding babies to send them to sleep, and occasionally using formula when the baby is unable to be breastfed.
Posting a photo quote on Instagram, she explained that a fellow midwife critiqued her “appalling” use of bottle feeding.
Cath responded in an Instagram caption: “This is the bullsh*t that I’m sent by faceless people.
“My crime – I encourage new mums to be happy and enjoy their new babies, to feel proud to be a mum , to feed their babies a bottle of formula if they are hungry and I encourage their partners to be involved in the bath time routine.”
There’s a contentious debate over whether babies should solely be breastfed, whether the can be supplemented or wholly formula-fed.