I get the impression here that lots of moms who BF think they are better moms, more informed, or care more than moms who use formula. I see the harshest criticism on here. I can't believe the mean things people say about moms who don't nurse. I BF my son, but I don't think it makes me a better mom. I'm lucky to be able to nurse him, but I wouldn't feel guilty if I couldn't and I think he'd still be happy and healthy.
Do other BF moms feel the same way I do?
Asked by Anonymous at 6:01 PM on Dec. 27, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by AmiJanell at 10:19 AM on Dec. 28, 2008
Answer by Autumn22 at 6:09 PM on Dec. 27, 2008
lol you opened a can of I am better than you worms good luck ....formula mom here
Answer by Anonymous at 6:11 PM on Dec. 27, 2008
Answer by zimmtobe at 6:17 PM on Dec. 27, 2008
Its easy to say formula moms are being lazy when your baby latches on easily and everything goes the way the way it's supposed to.
My son was born early and wouldn't latch for a variety of reasons.Â After him not eating and losing weight and being told by LLL that he wouldn't be able to BF he did eventually latch on.Â I firmly believe the reason I was able to nurse him was because I didn't follow the advice of experts and followed my own instincts. I knew that if he needed a bottle to eat he should get a bottle.Â If I had listened to people online and the LLL he never would have latched and would have been on formula in a matter of weeks.Â
It's easy to judge moms who make different decisions than we do, but it's just not my place. I suppose if I saw a post saying, "I just didn't care so I didn't nurse.." I would say that person was lazy. But since 99% of the moms here tried to nurse or had reasons for not nursing I am not going to think I'm better than anyone.
Answer by Meshell7 at 6:28 PM on Dec. 27, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 6:30 PM on Dec. 27, 2008
Answer by iri24 at 6:45 PM on Dec. 27, 2008
Answer by dtetz at 6:46 PM on Dec. 27, 2008