Originally Posted by EvansMomma
FFing is - I think - far more time consuming and troublesome than breastfeeding was. I spend hours a day cleaning and preparing bottles. Then once a day I get the joy of MAKING the wretched formula. All this, and on top of it I have to listen to my poor lil babe cry for 3-5 mins while his bottle warms. If anyone says to any of you that they FF because it's easier - they are fooling themselves!!
: Peanut was tiny and the NICU wouldn't let us bf until she was "up to it", so she was on bottle for several months before transitioning to breast- no formula, she threw it up, so entirely expressed breast milk- i can not even begin to say how much easier it is to just pop Little Man on boob, then it was to sterilize, heat, (i SO hear ya' on the crying babe- those are the longest 5 minutes!!) tote around, keep cold, etc. i always completely
at that excuse- it is NOT easier at all!
i'm pretty tolerant of people's reasons, except the "DH doesn't want to share"
(then WHY did you have children, you will be sharing EVERYTHING of yours for years to come- get over it!) and "I don't want my boobs to sag" - said by my post partum nurse's daughter in law- this nurse is also a very good friend of our family's- we've known each other for 25 years, she told me that DIL choosing to FF for that reason was just heartbreaking to her!