Ania - posted on 10/01/2010 ( 23 moms have responded )
I feel like women who give their babies fromula and say they are breastfeeding, they are not. It is rather formula feeding with breast supplementation to me. I feel like half and half babies create a different category. I was always wondering how they really benefit from this half breastfeeding option. What is your opinion, and please if you say that they do benefit I want an article that confirms that, not your belief
Ladies I have to apologize for something....I meant to add something to this original post and I forgot....
I understand that some women have no choice, because they have to go back to work, or they were young and didn't know any better. My post was rather for women who I know - stay at home moms who breastfeed for 6 weeks, 2 months and then just switch, or moms who say it was hard and are not trying. I know it is hard. My beginnings were very hard too but I knew I will do everything and I will breast feed no matter what, there was no other option for me, I had army of frinds and LC helping and on the 8th day of his life my son finally latched. For the next two weeks I was in a lot of pain, every time he ate (every 45 min- 1h) it felt like he was opening a wound on my body....I never thought of stopping.
I'm also lucky enough to be able to stay home, but it is actually hard for me because I loved my job still I chose future of my son and again women who had to go back to work, they just had to choose formula I'm not judging them. ...I understand that every story is different