We've talked about this subject lots, and you know my opinions on everything, but i just want to reiterate that i think you are awesome. Clearly you are doing something right. Rory is a genius, and i expect the same from Jade. You are a wonderful momma and a dear friend! LOVE YOU!!
For REALS! I breastfed what I could, but my milk dried up at about 7 months with my first. With my 2nd, I got mastitis so bad I was pumping pus. Um.. I'm sorry, I'm NOT going to feed my baby pus, so formula it was! Then he liked the bottle so much he wouldn't go back to the breast. And trying to keep pumping to put in it a bottle with a baby and a 3 year old? Right. I did what I could, but ended up formula exclusive at just a couple months. With my 3rd, I somehow contracted eColi in my breasts. My doctor can't even figure out how I managed that one! I was hospitalized for 5 days when he was only a week and a half old! I couldn't breastfeed, because, well... who wants to poison their baby with eColi!? Not me. Plus all the anitbiotics I was on would have messed him all up. Again I tried pumping, but now with 3 kids? Exhausting. Did I feel guilty? Ya. Is he going to be just fine anyway? Sure is. So. If you can possibly do what you can, at least the first few days so they get that good colostrum, great. If your body just doesn't work that way, so be it. You and baby will do just fine. Good luck!
Preach it sister! Haha. I can't believe any day now little Jade could arrive!! So exciting!
I completely agree! Breastfeeding moms want acceptance and tolerance, formula feeding moms deserve the same! As long as babies are being fed, who cares!!
Welcome to our adventure!