Really, I've done both (DD#1 was both BF & FF & DD#2 is/was BF only) although I'd like to be mature enough to handle it, I think I would be disappointed if they didn't at least try to BF if they were able. Ultimately it would be their decision & I would respect them enough to support whatever choice they made, but if they chose not to BF because they just didn't want to/feel like it, I would wonder what went wrong.
2. What made you decided to ff or bf? And for bf'ers, health benefits aside....were you raised with bf'ing in your family? Are you the first one who bf' in your family...were you pushed into it by your family....etc, etc.
After much thought & weighing in of the "evidence" I felt like BF was the best way to go. NOONE in my family BF so I wasn't pushed into it ;). Although my family isn't "open" about their displeasure, the subtle gestures/comments/tone of voice really clues you in. My uncle will leave the room if I start to nurse. My grandmother has said to Sierra, "you don't need to do that-referring to BF". Fortunately, I have the strength to let it roll off & just ignore it.
I have a question for you and I am NOT trying to slam you, I am just trying to understand.
Why would you wonder if something went "wrong" if your dd's (dil's) decided not to bf simply because they didn't want to?
What made me decide to breastfeed? I never thought of doing it any other way. I do come from a family of mostly breastfeeders but my mom ff me. No one pushed me to breastfeed. I also choose natural childbirth, when most of the women in my family thought I was crazy for not choosing the drugs.I also homeschool my kids and I am a pioneer in that effort believe me;)~Lisa
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