There's no manual on motherhood, and for Mayim Bialik, choosing her own set of parenting strategies came at a high price.
The Big Bang Theory star received scrutiny after she wrote a blog post about breastfeeding her son Fred until age 4 and sharing a bed with her two boys in a parenting philosophy called cosleeping.
She explained to OMG! that she still faces varied reactions from people after her revelation earlier this year.
"If I'm talking to girlfriends, if I'm talking to random people, and we're talking about parenting, I tell them what works for me and why. But a lot of people want to ask me things so that they can fight with me," she said.
"And just because I'm a public person, who happened to have breastfed and slept with her kids doesn't mean that I want to fight with you on the street or in the supermarket. So, I think you have to be really careful to understand why people want to know what they want to know."
Nowadays Bialik is extremely encouraging of mothers who choose to breastfeed their children, especially in public.
"I make sure to give them a friendly smile or a nod because it's nice to have support like that, because I remember getting lots of kind of nasty looks."
The former Blossom star and her husband of nine years, Michael Stone, finalized their divorce in May. The couple originally split in November of last year.