What a great thread. I'm the opposite of many of you.
|I’ll be honest, formula feeding still bugs me but definitely not like it did when I first had my son. As my child gets older I realize more and more that I’m not a perfect person or mother so I am constantly losing a bit of my self righteousness here and there.
I used to not care at all, and the longer I BF'd my babyboy and the more research I do the more it bugs me. When DS was about 5 months I was the ONLY mother I knew that exclusively BF'd and I searched out my local LLL so I wouldn't feel so all alone. I also started reading MDC
. This might have been part of the trouble is that all these FFing moms had so much support, and were the "norm", and I was the freak, I was the one who felt unsupported. The whole movement to "not make a FF mom feel guilty".
I think what really gets to me now is the lack of education. I used to be so good about keeping my mouth shut, and smiling when 8 out of 10 moms in my town all tried to BF, but couldn't cause they weren't producing enough milk. I rteally should have called the water board or something because there is something wrong with the water in this town if so many motheres are having their milk dry up spontaneously.
I've never ever had a problem with moms who just simply choose not the BF. They may be making a choice that isn't the BEST or their baby. But at least they are willing to admit they made the choice. They aren't trying to cover up thier guilt with some sort of lie. I know that many of these moms who say so really believe that they aren't producing enough milk, but I also think that they don't do the resaerch to find out because they were never really comfortable with BBing in the first place, and now they have their excuse. Just say it wasn't for you, and I'm fine with it.