Okay here comes a rant.
I’m so sick and tired of people, who don’t have children passing judgement on the women who can’t breast feed. As I have previously blogged, I currently combination feed Monkey. It’s going really well but do I wish I could solely breast feed? Of course I do but I don’t produce enough milk and it was a case of my little man getting really poorly due to his jaundice or giving him a bottle of formula. I chose my Monkey’s well being.
My midwives weren’t supportive of my decision at all and put me down when I suggested bottle feeding to the point where I was in tears. That was until it was suggested by our paediatrician as he just wasn’t getting better quick enough. They should have been more sympathetic, regardless if that’s against their training. Every mother is different. If I didn’t have K with me to help me and encourage me they probably would have turned me into a mess of a person.
I hear and read a lot of stories, where health professionals who haven’t tried to latch a baby on to their breast at 4am after going through a 20+ hour labour, moaning about women saying its a “lame excuse”. All I can say is let’s hope they don’t have any problems when it’s their turn.
What I’m going to end with is, go with your gut instinct and don’t let anyone put you down for any decision you make for your child. They aren’t living your life. I know breast milk is so much better but sometimes that is just not an option.