|Originally posted by Foobar
On the other side of the fence, I've had people come up to me while I am cuddling my Goo and giving her a bottle and actually say "how can you be so cruel to you baby by giving her chemicals? You should be breasfeeding. It's natural" Man that pisses me off. a) I understand the benefits of BF and the benefits of FF b) you don't know me, or my situation so how do you know that I didn't bf? c) what is it your business anyway?
however, if someone had asked me how I felt about BF, I would tell them my views (Strongly support others, didn't work for me).
There are no "RIGHT" ways to parent. There are only things that we all recognise as wrong.
Also, I understand what you say about there not being "right" way to parent. I don't have to be right. I do have to be diligent, earnest, and loving in my efforts. I feel good about it, so it makes it easier to continue and grow. Having dd, and not being able to bf has been the most humbling experience of my life. It has made me a better person. I try to reflect that by showing others compassion. If I can help, I will