â¥âªMeganâ«â¥ - posted on 01/17/2011 ( 108 moms have responded )
First off I want a nice clean civil debate. No one is a 'bad mom' for putting their kids on formula. Some people just don't have a choice. I myself was adopted at 3 days old and was never breastfed.
Second, if someone is struggling with being able to breastfeed what suggestions would you give them?
Ok I guess that's it. Play nice.
As for myself my daughter was having problems gaining weight because she would only feed from one breast for a while and then stop. Also I was under a lot of extra stress so I wasn't producing a lot of milk. So I had to do the formula because it was either that or she wouldn't get any nutrition. I'll probably end up switching up with my 2nd because I can't afford to be out of work for more than the 6 weeks they give us in the States and aside from pumping it myself I can't see and conceivable way to feed the baby while I'm at work. Also if she's like her sister she'll have an issue with my left breast (I have an inverted nipple) and only want the right one.