They say breast is best but what if you can’t breastfeed? Or, what if you prefer not to? Then you’re left with the guilt and often the judgement of others.Ã‚Â I have written before on the topic of breast versus bottle and how whatever you choose is ok.
Recently, I found a fantastic blog on the topic of feeding your child formula without fear.Ã‚Â This blog is a refreshing take on the argument that we should all be of the mindset that “we’re all in this together,” because the issue of bottle versus breast isn’t so clearcut.
It’s not as simple as making a choice. Sometimes you simply can’t breastfeed and you must bottle feed. Even if that isn’t the case, we all should be allowed to make our own personal decisions regarding the raising and feeding of our children as long as they are still thriving.
I like that the blogger behind this site is removing the stigma that makes bottle feeding mother’s feel so much guilt over their choice.
What is this blog called? The Fearless Formula Feeder.
What’s important to note about this particular blog is that it takes a very objective perspective on the topic of breastfeeding versus formula feeding. It doesn’t deny that breastfeeding is a positive option for feeding your child, but it also makes the point that it isn’t always a viable option when some mother’s simply can’t make it work.
It also makes the point that some women simply wish not to breast feed or that they may need to do a combination of breast feeding and formula feeding, and that is ok as well.
As mothers, we are far too harsh on one another. Plain and simple. It is not our place to tell the other if we should formula feed or breast feed. If we are meeting the nutritional needs of our children and they are thriving – then we should respect and allow each other the personal rights to do what works and feels best for us, and Fearless Formula Feeder is a blog that offers up that same perspective.
So, if you’re feeling the weight of judgement from those around you for the choice you’ve made in regards to how you’re feeding your child, take heart – as long as you are loving, nurturing and meeting the needs of your child – you are still a good mother – breast or formula fed, it is your decision.