This week has been branded National Breast feeding week.
Now I don’t want to offend but WHY just WHY. Why can’t we just have national feed your baby week.
You will probably have guessed by now I did not breastfeed my son (cue gasps). In my case this was not thru want of TRYING.
Max had slight tongue tie and found it difficult to latch on.
To be honest I found the process stressful. I didn’t receive enough support (in my opinion) whilst I was on the ward.
I was told we couldn’t go home if the baby didn’t feed one way or another.
I wanted to go home so I gave him formula.
I did however express milk. I lasted 3 weeks. Expressing and bottle feeding together is hard, there’s no other way to put it. At times I just felt like a cow.
Since having Max all I hear about is how Breast is Best, like I need to be made to feel like I’m not giving my son what’s considered the best.
I don’t want to offend anyone I just wish the media would stop putting breastfeeding on a pedestal.
As long as we are feeding our children the best way we possibly can then why does it matter.