Sponsored post by Mirum. All opinions are my own.
When you are a first time mom, how exactly to care for your baby can be overwhelming. Whether you are looking for advice or receive it unsolicited, most new moms experience an avalanche of information. Unfortunately not everyone agrees on the right way to parent so it is hard to process when you get a lot of conflicting advice, especially when it comes to feeding your baby.
After three kids, I’ve learned a few very important lessons.
- There are many “right” ways to parent. They can look very different.
- What works for one child might not work for another.
- Parents have a tough job. They need support instead of judgement.
Each of these lessons fits well with how we choose to feed our babies.
I breastfed all my kids but did have to supplement some with formula after going back to work with my second child. Pumping at work made it tough for me to maintain my milk supply so by 8 months he was consuming equal amounts of both. I would have supplemented with my first but unfortunately he had a milk protein and soy allergy. Breast milk was all his little body could handle so I went on a dairy free diet. With my third I was able to breastfeed him exclusively until two years old because I was working from home.
I’ve always felt that a mother knows what is best for her baby and her family. I’ve avoided getting into any debates about breast versus formula because I know firsthand how tough it can be to breastfeed. There are also many mothers that can’t, even if they wanted to. My sister formula fed her babies and I know it was a tough choice for her, but the right one. Moms need to feel supported in their choice in feeding her baby, without any shame or guilt. Their choice matters.
Whether mom breast feeds, bottle feeds, or supplements with formula, let’s commend her for making the best choice for her baby.
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When it comes to feeding your baby, have you felt supported about your choice with breastfeeding exclusively, supplementing with formula or formula only?