Christina Lynn - posted on 04/29/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




I'm a first time Mommy. My expected due date is Aug. 12th. I've very concerned about breastfeeding. I have mixed feelings. Everyone is making me feel bad about my choices about breastfeeding. I wanted to breastfeed on the time I have for maternity leave which is 6weeks. Then I wanted to switch to bottle feeding. My schedule is very very busy. I know and understand that 6 wks is a short period to breastfeed but I was told some is better then none. My question(s) is how will I make the transition from breast to bottle? How long will it take for my milk to dry up? Will I need to pump? Thank yo all for being there!!!!!


♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/29/2014




Christina, your choice of how you feed that baby is just that, YOUR CHOICE.

DO NOT let others (family, friends, strangers) dictate to you what is 'best'. When they try, smile sweetly, thank them for their opinion, and change the subject. If they persist, inform them that you and the baby's father have made certain decisions, and that you would appreciate support. Tell them that if they feel they cannot be supportive, then you would rather they not comment. If they still persist, show them the door (as it were...tell them to back off, that it's your kid)

There are some people out there who can be flat out rude and inconsiderate. Lose those people from your life, even if it is your family. If they cannot understand that YOU are making the decisions, and not THEM, then you don't need that stress.

Transition can be easy, especially if you pump and introduce bottle feeds of breast milk early on. Then, if you choose, you can continue to pump after you go back to work for a few more months to get the 'benefits' of breast milk if you can. If you can't, you can't. DON'T FEEL BAD.

Good luck with LO!

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