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Formula Feeders vs Breast Feeders
The topic of formula feeders vs breast feeders drives me totally bonkers and actually angers me quiet a lot.
Mums are judged so much on every decision they make especially how they decide to feed their baby, sometimes though it isn’t as simple as a ‘choice’ and those of us who can not breastfeed shouldn’t be made to feel like a failure as a mother.
I wanted to breastfeed, my LO just wasn’t interested, I spent a week in hospital after a c-section trying but I had no luck. I tried I really did. He was losing to much weight so we switched to formula feeding, which he took to straight away.
It would drive my crackers when people who knew what a struggle it had been for me to try and breastfeed, would put up post after post about how ‘breast was best’ and how amazing they were for breastfeeding their children, and how they had an extra special bond with their baby. The way some people went on you would think by being a formula feeder I was poisoning my child!
Seriously?! What is wrong with some people!
Well to you ‘Breast is Best’ brigade I say this …..
I tried, it wasn’t working out, my LO was hungry & mummy was very tired. I formula feed my LO because he was hungry and he needed it. Formula was best for him – it saved his life. Would you rather I left him to starve to death because it’s not as good as your breast milk?
Neglecting a child and not feeding him is something to complain about not formula feeders!
So get down off that pedestal you’ve put yourselves on & realise we all love and feed our babies, what they are fed isn’t important as long as they healthy and happy.
Mummy It’s OK – Proud Formula Feeder Of One