As I have posted in the past I am all about breast feeding, I think it is a wonderful gift we have as women to be able to feed our babies naturally. I did it for 4 days, then my son was not getting enough milk, I was miserable from my c-section, I made the choice to go with formula. My son was happy, I never had to complain about him waking up in the middle of the night because he went to bed happy and slept through the night...it worked for us. I would never say anything bad about breast feeding moms...if I had another child I would try to breast feed longer but I would not hesitate to put them on formula.
About a month after I had Xavier I developed blood clots and nearly died. As soon as I went to the ER they informed me after they gave me the amount of thinners I needed and plus the medicine that I needed (and had to go to ICU because it was so strong) my milk would no longer be good...so I feel it was a blessing that I switched when I did. Could you imagine my husband trying to take care of a newborn trying to switch a child..oh goodness.
With all that said I am not "pro breast" or "pro formula" I just think that it is good that we have the choice to make the right decisions for our child.
I was just on Facebook and there is a group forming in my area Pittsburgh Breast Feeding Bag Project . I always read what different groups are about. This one wants to take the "free formula" that is given to new parents out of the hospitals. Seriously? What happened to choice....? Why would anyone want to do this?
I am starting to learn that people that have chose to use formula are so much more open minded then women that breastfeed. I feel like women that breastfeed look down on women that choose to use formula...and for some people didn't choose...because you do not know a persons medical history and if they can or can not breastfeed for certain reasons.
I love hearing how pro breast women always say they are doing it that way their kids do not get sick. I always laugh to myself because my son was only on the breast for 4 days...he is 2 1/2 years old and has not had a sick visit with his doctor since November '08...the year he was born. He has never had a high fever, never had an ear infection, is not over weight....he is perfect.
PERFECT I SAY....and he LOVED his formula. :)
Women need to stop caring so much about what other mothers do and care about their own babies. Do not look down on someones choice...mind your business with your own kids.
Thank goodness I can say that I am a supporter of the breast and formula...and I have the balls to say it...! :)