So, as I’ve said in other posts, I am on a lot of mommy groups of social media. While I see a lot of love and support in these groups I also see a lot of judgement. Specifically surrounding breastfed vs formula fed babies.
Okay, I think we all can agree that on a scientific and biological level, breast is best. I understand this and that is why I tried for as long as I did to breastfeed. I tried really hard.
However, formula isn’t BAD. Its not like we are feeding out babies poison, sheesh! Seriously guys, we should be so glad we have formula as an option. My son would be malnourished if I didn’t start supplementing with formula. There are lots of reasons why a mother may want or need to start their babies on formula. And that’s okay.
Now, if you’ve read my other posts, you know I’m an all natural or “crunchy” momma. So, of course, I wanted to breastfeed Holden. And I did. But it did not go as planned and I’ll get into all of that another day. I needed to start him on formula and I know I was judged by some other “crunchy” mommas.
As mommas, we are already judging ourselves and we don’t need it from outside sources. So stop.
At the end of the day, if your baby is fed, clothed, sheltered, and loved; you’re doing a great job. My son was breastfed, then he had both breastmilk and formula, and now we have weaned and are just on formula; and I don’t feel bad about it! My son is a healthy and happy little tater tot.
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-much love always!! 💞