Wednesday, January 7, 2009

One small rant...

So, I have something kind of BIG in the works but I can't write too much until I know for sure because I know there are people that I don't even realize that might read about my boring little life now and then! But keep looking because I am hoping its an awesome announcement sometime before Monday!!!
Kirstynn officially has 2 teeth! So exciting!

One small rant:
Why is it that pediatrician and OB's want to so heavily guilt new mothers into breastfeeding? I have done it both ways with bottle feeding Addison and exclusively breastfeeding Kirstynn until now (she has completely weaned herself.. everyone worried about a 2 year old asking for "bitty" can relax)... but seriously... I feel just as bonded and just as close to BOTH of them! It's easier in the beginning to bottle feed because you are sore and tired and NO ONE can help you, but its easier in the latter months to breastfeed because at night, there is preparation and you are ALWAYS prepared!
A note to all those mothers...obviously do not give up too easily if this is something you really want to do, but don't ruin the entire experience for yourself if it's just not working! The baby just wants to be fed and as long as you are holding them and cuddling them and staring into those gorgeous eyes only you could create, that baby is going to love you and feel loved just the same. Do what make you feel right.
OK, off my high horse. Doctors... chill. We don't need anyone making us feel guilty... Us Mothers do that just fine all by ourselves....

3 comments:

ikoliver said...

Sorry to hear she weaned herself, I know your goal was a year. Was she having formula also, how does that work? I am so worried Mason is going to do this and I will be a crazy mess as he is allergic to dairy and soy...I would not even know where to begin with formula? Sorry to hear people made you feel guilty about breastfeeding, or not breastfeeding...people need to do what works for them and not judge. Can't wait to hear the big news!

Melissa White said...

Thank you again for being there for me!!! The doctor and staff did make me feel very guilty. You really helped me feel more comfortable and less guilty. We are so lucky to have you in our family!!! Thanks for your support!

Melissa White said...

Thank you so much for being there for me!! I had tremendous guilt, but felt so much better after talking to you. You are an amazing mother and we are so lucky to have you in our lives!!