I was talking with a friend about black women and they reasons to not breastfeed, (all her children was formula fed) She told me the reasons why she didn't was because: "It hurt" "She didn't have the patience for the baby to latch on" "Time Consuming".. I was thinking to myself well if it takes so much just to provide your baby the nutritional milk that you have why not!? They say about 2 out of 3 African American women choose formula feeding than to breastfeed.. I just wonder since this is all about black women breastfeeding.. What are your thoughts and concerns?
* I first started out undecided about what I wanted to do.. But as soon as my baby came out, the nurses suggested I try to give her some of my milk.. I couldn't feel that much closer to my baby than ever!Yes it hurt but I loved the feeling and the fact that she gets my milk was why I chose to stick with it.. I do try her with formula when I go out and I dont have the time to pump.. But that's "sometimes".. Im currently about to go back to work & Im trying to still up my supply as well.. *