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Friday, April 12, 2013

Question of the day - April 12

- Question of the day -

Did you Breast Feed or Bottle Feed your children? Would you Breast Feed or Bottle Feed with your next child?

Some parents may not agree but I just couldn't convince myself that Breast feeding my child was the right choice for me. I thought about it with both of my daughters and came to the decision that bottle feeding was right for my family.  I understand how it is said that it's healthier for the child if you breast feed but I'm not sure if I could keep the diet right where I wasn't putting anything harmful into my body that wasn't good for the baby. I'm not saying that I would put harmful things in my body on purpose but I'm not good at staying on any kind of diet including healthy ones. My daughters are in school now and they are just as healthy as any other child and I have no regrets of how I fed them when they were babies.

Did you Breast Feed or Bottle feed your babies?


  1. With our oldest I tried to breastfeed but after 2 weeks I was in so much pain and wasn't producing (and my body wasn't recovering well from the unexpected c-section). I didn't have a lot of breastfeeding support, though, either.

    Then with our 2nd I started off half and half because she was in Special Care and they INSISTED on giving her formula. I thought we were doomed from breastfeeding again, but by 2 months she was exclusively breastfed and weaned at 18 months.

    3rd time was a charm! Our youngest was exclusively breastfed from the start and weaned at 2 1/2 years.

    I had a different parenting style with each, too, but that's the beauty of parenting - each child is unique and it's not always "one size fits all!"

    1. My girls were so close together, I was raising 2 babies at the same time! I did do a few things different with my youngest but not many. I know that if I have another baby anytime they it will be different since it's already been 5 years since I've had a tiny baby.

  2. None of my 3 kids latched, I pumped for them for about 5 months.

    Nice to 'meet' you!

    Stopping by to say hi from the Ultimate Blog Party!

    1. Thanks for the visit! I'm on my way to visit you aswell!!

  3. I nurse my 20 month old. She had to take bottles because I work full time, but I pumped my tail off her first year so she had breast milk. My next child will most definitely be breastfed as well. It's super important to me and I love the bond it created with my daughter.


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