Ever get irritated who feel that because they were successful at breastfeeding, they are better than you?! Seriously! I tried with my dd. She was a lazy baby, didn't eat for the first 16 hr after she was born and even after, she would fall asleep, right after latching. We tried for a month, went to bi weekly lactation consultant appointments and still had to end up pumping and then going to formula because I couldn't keep up. My daughter is just as healthy as anyone's who breastfed for an extend period of time. Why judge?! your child isn't healthier because of it. My daughter has been sick once, is right on track for weight and is unbelievably smart. I tried, couldn't do it, I will try gain with my next, but don't act all holier-than-thou because you were successful at something I tried my damnedest at!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 5:27 PM on Jun. 4, 2011 in General Parenting
Answer by Nikol4270 at 5:33 PM on Jun. 4, 2011
Answer by Ginger0104 at 5:34 PM on Jun. 4, 2011
I breastfed and supplemented with formula for the first 6 weeks with both of my kids. It was miserable. Nursing was painful and made me feel nauseated the entire time. I dreaded feeding my own children. Yet I heard countless times how I was a bad mom whenever I pulled out a bottle (mostly from my MIL and her friends) or how if I was a good mom I would enjoy feeding my baby and the pain was only in my head. Breastfeeding was a horrible experience for me and it really hacks me off when I hear people talk down about formula feeders because they think breast feeding makes them so much better.
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