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Monday, March 24, 2014

Breast Feeding Or Formula Feeding?

I know that this is a subject that a lot of people take to heart and that is great, for them. How you feed your baby is no one else's business (unless of course you are trying to give your newborn table food). This issue has been weighing on my mind a lot lately. Well, for about 8 months, which is when my second child was born. I have noticed how moms who nurse are always saying they feel discriminated against.  I feel like that is wrong. For me personally, I was attacked numerous times by breast feeding moms all because I formula fed my children. I was told over and over how I am not doing what is in the best interest of my child. Why would you say that to a new mom? How is it even their business how you feed your child? For me and for other formula feeding moms we are doing what is in the best interest of our child. As long as your child is healthy and happy no one has the right to tell anyone how they should feed their child. It is not their business. As long as the baby is thriving there should be no issue.

A mom who nurses is not a better mom than a formula feeding one and a formula feeding mom is not better than nursing mom. What makes a great mom is by how you love and care for your child. You don't love your child any more or less by how you feed them. Your baby won't love you any less or more if they are formula fed or nursed.  Do what is right for you and your child not by what someone (who doesn't even have a PHD) tells you what you should be doing. It is absolutely none of their business. No person has the right to make you feel like less of a mom because you don't nurse your baby. Ignore them and know that you are do an amazing job raising your baby.