Shannon - posted on 09/30/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )
I am due in February of 2012, and have been asked by my midwife if I plan to breastfeed. I've thought a lot about this, and to be completely honest I have some real issues with actual breastfeeding. I know it's natural, healthy, and the "right thing to do'....but it just wouldn't be right for me. I know the benefits to feeding breast milk, versus formula so I decided to breast pump exclusively.
The problem is, I have been met with a lot of negativity and I don't feel supported. My midwife wants me to reconsider and my mother keeps telling me it's not right to make that decision BEFORE the baby is born.
...... I don't see me changing my mind after I have the baby. But, am I wrong for choosing now?