This time around I really do want to breastfeed. I’m not 100% sure how this will work already having a toddler and if il be able to even do it but I’m really determined to give it a try.
With Max we really wanted to breastfeed but I had trouble latching him on. The midwifes at the hospital weren’t really much help. Being a first time mum I had no clue about getting support and my health visitor didn’t really push the issue. Once max was on the formula it was just simpler to carry on feeding this way. I still tried to encourage max to take my boob and we did a lot of skin to skin. I ended up pumping for 2 weeks but I just couldn’t keep it up, I’d pump for a hour and get a Oz or 2 if i was lucky.It was very disheartening.
This time I’m arming myself with knowledge. I feel I’m a little wiser than I was before and I’m not taking any shit from anyone. I’ve been to a breastfeeding group and had a chat with a health visitor which was a good start. I’ve been on the net reading up about feeding and different positions. The only thing that’s really disappointed me in a group on Facebook,supposedly a support group for breastfeeding mums.
I’m not going to sugar coat it some of these women are bitches.Most of them are totally anti bottle feeding. I get the feeling they feel they are far superior than formula mums. In fact one of the mums posted a meme all about how #fedisnotbest and that breastfeeding matters like what the heck.
I’m really not surprised that there is such a strong divide against both camps. It’s not nice to feel like your not part of some elite group because you couldn’t or chose not to breastfeed.
I’m hoping this is just a social media mentality as I’ve not really encountered this yet in the “real world”.
Well have to wait and see if I’m able to breastfeed this time if u do then great but if I can’t that’s also fine.