There are times when I think back at some of the choices I made when I was pg and my babies were infants that make me sad and I wish I could do it over.
I tried breastfeeding with my son. It went terribly and I had a horrible lactation consultant. After 6 weeks of hell and an unhappy baby, we switched to formula. I wish I had stuck it out. Because of that failure, I didn't even try to breastfeed my second child and I have such bad mommy guilt over it.
I delivered in a hospital with both. No pain meds, but I did have pitocin. I'm not guilty about this but if I could do it over again, I would have had them at a birthing center or at home with a midwife. Those doctors and nurses didn't care about me or my baby the way a midwife/doula would have.
I have such "Mommy Guilt" but I try to make up for it all now by making sure that everything I do is in their best interest, to what they eat, their education and to make sure their childhoods are long and magical.
Do you have any "mommy guilt"? Anything you would have done differently?
"Oppression of spirit is not on
the public school curriculum. Rather, it's a noxious by-product produced
while stewing schooling in a pot w/ unions, administrators,
multi-billion dollar budgets, state education departments, and school
boards, then letting politicians control the heat." Linda Dobson
"When you want to teach
children to think, you begin by treating them seriously when they are
little, giving them responsibilities, talking to them candidly,
providing privacy and solitude for them, and making them readers and
thinkers of significant thoughts from the beginning. That's *if* you
want to teach them to think." ~ Bertrand Russell