I agree that breastfeeding is the best for babies but it is not the only way. You have choice! Yes you have, even if everyone around you saying something else. I was going to breastfeed. I really wanted to do that. All my pregnancy (42 wks) I was preparing myself for breastfeeding. Unfortunately my labour was very stressful and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. All the time in my head was sound of my baby’s heart which was slowing down. I don’t need to tell you how frightened I was.
Of course my LP is very happy and healthy baby but after my bad (almost depressing) mood I didn’t have a lot of milk 🙁 When I was trying expressing milk it was only 30 ml from both breast. Surprisingly electric pump was worst than hand pump :0 So what I did? Simple answer. My baby need to eat + I can’t give him as much as he need = formula.
Yes I’m a bottle feeding mum and I’m a proud mum. Every mum is doing for her baby everything what she can. We shouldn’t judge formula mums because we don’t know they stories. Even if some of us doing it only because of our comfort. (I still think that is stupid explanation because preparing formula is taking much more time than taking out breast. But hey still a lot of people think that we doing it because it’s easier). That’s our right. We have choice. We are only human being we are not a robots.
I don’t understand why on so many websites, forums, blogs etc breastfeeding mums are fighting with bottle feedings mums. Our babies need to eat and it doesn’t matter for them how they doing it. They want MILK. Ask your parents how they fed you. They didn’t have formula we ate cow milk. So why there is so many vicious opinion about formula? As I know producers trying to do powder which is very similar to mother milk. Even midwives talking only about breastfeeding. They trying not to mention about other ways. That’s why so many women are depressed.
I was feeling like the worst mum in the world. Literally. But my husband open my eyes. He said ‘Our son is hungry you can’t give him more milk. Is not your fault. We need to give him powder milk where do you see a problem?’ It wasn’t a problem that was only my attitude. All the time I was hearing breastfeeding is the best, breastfeeding is the only way to bond with your baby etc. What’s a bulls*it. I love my baby from the moon and back so our bond is magical without it. We should stop arguing. It’s a waste of time because there will be always two sides with their rights. We should start saying that the best for our babies is to feed them, love them, play with them no matter how. Simply make them happy.