Were you judged harshly for choosing or using formula instead of breast milk?
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|Fri, 09-16-2011 - 4:02pm|
I predicted last year that as more and more women started out BFing, it would get harder for those who chose formula from the start - or have th choice taken away from them. If you have been lurking and have some experience with this, I would love to hear how it was for you?
What did people say to you - and who said it? How did it make you feel? How did it affect your experience as a new mother?
"Breastfeeding has really taken off since the 50s and now it is far more common for women to breastfeed, at least for the first few months. The unfortunate side effect of this breastfeeding craze is that now it is almost taboo to bottle-feed. I literally heard a nurse gasp at the hospital when a woman told her she did not want to even try to breast-feed. Women today are judged harshly for making the choice to feed formula instead of breast milk.