When I was pregnant I would get asked by pretty much everyone if I was going to breastfeed.
I had the mindset of I’m going to try to breastfeed but I’m not going to obsess about it. If it works for us great if not that’s fine too. I know too many moms that lost their minds she breastfeeding & i didn’t want to be that kind of person
When I had my daughter she was in the NICU for 2 days & while she was in there they bottle fed her formula to get her weight up. The nurse explained that she needed to gain a certain weight for the doctor to approve her to come home with me. I told her to do whatever she had to do to make that happen & that was feeding her formula.
The last night she was moved to my room & I tried to breastfeed her but she wasn’t having it. She already knew what it was like to get a bottle & didn’t want to have to work for her food. The hospital puts a lot of pressure on you to breastfeed that I felt guilty giving her formula.
Once we got home she was still not into the breastfeeding so we formula it was. I was formula fed, my sister was formula fed & we are both healthy human beings.
I found myself over explaining to people why I formula feed her when they asked & then I thought about it & was like ”fuck this I don’t need to explain why I do what I’m doing.”
Society puts so much pressure on women to breastfeed there are women that will lose their sanity to make breastfeeding work & that’s sad.
My baby is formula fed & she’s healthy, gaining the weight normally, she’s happy & that’s all the matters.
Do what’s best for you & your child & block out the noise. There’s no need to judge other people on the decisions they make.
Did you breastfeed or formula feed your kids?