I heard an article on the radio the other day about mother's not being 'accepted' because by breastfeeding they are doing the best for their child.
This got me thinking. While I know breast milk is better, but what about those of us who formula feed? I did for several reasons. First, my milk did not come in enough to feed my babies. Second, I needed life saving medication that may be addictive to a baby(the ones better for them were not best for me), and me being in their lives was more important to me(go ahead call me selfish because 'I' wanted to be in their lives). Lastly my second spent some time in the NICU. Even though I pumped for him, it was not enough and they had to supplement with formula. He never had breast and would not drink from it. BTW, he never liked a pacifier.
Why do those of us who, for whatever reason, choose to formula feed get looked down upon and told we are not 'good enough' mothers and are abusing our children.
Why can't mothers choose to bf or ff without being hounded because of our choice?
Please no DRAMA.