I have 3 kids, and somedays... I'm not gonna lie, it feels more like 9, other days.. it's a breeze!
I am no expert, but I have had many many questions directed my way from new parents over the past 6 years. Many of you who are reading this have probably asked a few yourself!
Every now and then I will pick a topic and throw in my two cents.
Whether wrong or right, it's just that... MY opinion. :)
Topic Numero Uno
Formula vs Breastfeeding
*The great debate*
Ok, Ok so we ALL know that "Breast is best"... ya ya ya. That's fine and dandy but there are SO many things to consider when it comes to this topic, not just "what is best for babies in general".
Ask yourself this: Do you WANT to do it? Or are you just doing it because it's socially expected of you?
If you Don't want to then DO NOT LET ANYONE pressure you into doing it if you don't want to! This is YOUR decision and NO one elses... sorry husband... not even yours.
I know I was weirded out by the whole thing to begin with. The thought of it made me shudder more than the thought of childbirth! When they handed me my beautiful cone headed baby boy after delivery, the nurse asked, "Are you ready to try breastfeeding him?" and I thought, OMG I have to tell the nurses that I don't want to breastfeed. They are going to think I'm selfish. They are going to think that I don't want the best thing for my new baby. I felt judged within the first 5 minutes of them handing him to me. Once I said, "I want to bottle feed" The 2 nurses looked at eachother and made it very obvious that they were disgusted by my decision. After being FORCED into "Just trying it" for 3 days with no success I snapped.
Guess what? I've had 3 kids... all formula fed. They are healthy, brilliant children and I am proud of myself for sticking to my guns. (Even though I had 4 or 5 nurses feel me up for a few days - again - shudders*)