Commentary: Why I Didn't Breast-feed My Baby. Go Ahead, Judge Me! - Page 3
06/07/2013 - 15:01 ||
But even if I hadn't made that decision early on, I wouldn't have been able to breast-feed her. I wasn't like some of women who produce milk until their child is like 5-years-old. My milk never came. I couldn't pump or feed directly. There was nothing for me to give.
So for this I should be judged or made to feel like I'm a bad mother? I don't think so.
These days formula carries many of the same nutrients as breast milk, including DHA and ARA, Iron and Vitamin D. So mamis, don't feel guilty if you are formula feeding! Some might make you think or feel as though this means you don't care or love your child as much, or that you won't be able to bond with your baby. But we know that's not the case.
For those of you who are breast-feeding, que bueno! You should continue to do so because it's true, there are so many benefits, including a recent find reported by Time magazine which stated breast-feeding could help prevent breast cancer.
Just try to be understanding of the next woman's decision because in the end, we are all mothers and we know this is no easy task.
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