When i was pregnant i read everything,
i watched videos & planned to breastfeed.
But as i know Gods plan is better for us than my own
& breastfeeding Hunter really just wasn't in store for us.
I pumped for a few weeks but over all my supply was minimal and mixed with a traumatic recovery from birth i couldn't do it.
I was heart broken, i felt like i failed, like my bond with my baby wouldn't be as strong.
I was in constant fear of being shamed and in some way Hunter would suffer.
But, heres what i've found
Hunter is happy, he is healthy, & he is gaining the nutrients he needs
to thrive, and thriving he is.
18lbs 11oz & 26 inches of baby is definitely doing JUST fine ;)
the shaming I so feared, means little now,
i know i'm doing whats best for him, & myself.
Which is incredibly important as well.
Happy Mama = Happy Baby
I love our bond
(which different than breastfeeding is just as special)
i have with him when i feed him.
The way he looks up into my eyes is beyond
any look i have yet received.
Another thing i have discovered about the joys of formula feeding is
I get to share the love!
Seeing my husband, mom, brothers & gradparents all have the
opportunity to share in the joy of feeding him
has done a number on my heart in a good way!
& that among other reasons solidifies my choice to formula feed.
Today, i am proud, & i am bold in my choices.
i am sure of the mom i am now & will be.
In no way would i ever say bottle is best for everyone, & this post is in no way telling anyone how they should be, fed is best &
i stand by that, but it feels good to say i am proud of the choices i've made
& for us at least right now,
we proudly formula feed.
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