I wanted to share this post showing you beautiful photos of bottle feeding moms and their babies. For all you moms who either choose to or do not have a choice but to bottle feed your babies, you CAN bond with your babies and you WILL bond with your babies. How you choose to feed your babies is NOT and should NOT determine how the rest of your motherhood experience will be. Focus on your own motherhood journey and doing what you feel you need to do to make it a memorable and satisfying one. Tune out all the negative, meddling and judgmental people that you may run across now and then. What they say does NOT matter in the grand scheme of things. Everything else is irrelevant and should be treated like annoying static you hear on the radio. Tune it out. Turn it off.
You are a human with a brain and the ability to think and make decisions. What you decide is in your and your baby’s best interests in mind is your business. And in some instances, you need to play the cards with which you are dealt (i.e., biologically you cannot produce milk, your postpartum circumstances are not good, like childbirth complications, postpartum depression, etc.), and you need to realize it is through no fault of yours….. but you need to make the most of the situation as best you can.
I’d previously blogged that meddlers should mind their own business and keep their mouths shut when it comes to asking when/if a woman is going to have another baby (because gee whiz one is just not enough). The meme I had created said “You know why it’s not a good idea to ask if a woman is planning to have a(nother) baby? You don’t know if she can or wants to.”
Similarly, with infant feeding choices, meddlers should mind their own business and keep their mouths shut when it comes to a woman’s circumstances regarding how they feed their babies. Here’s a new e-card I’ve just whipped up that sums my sentiments up:
#mindyourownbeeswax #ISupportYou #bottlefeedingisbeautifultoo