Heather - posted on 03/22/2010 ( 30 moms have responded )
Everytime I log onto COM I find atleast one post talking about how you should be breastfeeding and it's the only way to go. If anyone mentions formula feeding then theres a bunch of other women ganging up on them making them feel inferior. I feel that if you choose to breastfeed then good for you because it is best for the baby but if you choose to formula feed then that is your choice.
I personally BF my son for the first two months. It was actually exactly 2 months that I started weining him off. Mostly because I hated it. I hated getting up and having to get all comfortable and trying to cover myself up when people were around. I hated that I had to be the one to feed my son eerytime and his father and grandparents couldn't hve feeding time to bond. Not only that but I was going back to school. I tried pumping, that lasted three days and I hated it even more.So I switched my son to formula. And he is growing just as good as he was before.
Some people just dont like the idea of BF so they choose to Formula feed. Which is totally fine. If their baby is healthy thats all that matters. Truthfully all that really matters is the first two weeks. Thats when baby gets the most nutrition.
From what I understand COM is supposed to be a place where moms help other moms. Not where they slam eachother becaus of what they chose for THEIR baby.
I don't think a baby needs to be BF past 6 months and I feel if they cn ask for it then its just plain weird. But if someone wants to BF their two or three year then that is up to them because its their child and im ot gonna judge. Me myself wouldnt go past 6 months thats all.