• S
  • Newport, USA
  • 4 months ago

Potentially not gonna breastfeed....

So the entire pregnancy I was looking forward to breastfeeding my LO. But after talking it over due to mental health issues depending on how exacerbated they are post partum I may be going back onto medications I was on before which would immediately call for formula feeding only. However, I'm having a hard time being ok with that due to some family members being extremely prejudiced against doing anything but exclusive breastfeeding and I know even with my mental health issues they won't be very supportive if I have to formula feed. I don't know what to do any advice would be appreciated.
  • T
  • Lincoln, United Kingdom
  • 3 days ago

I use formula because I need medication for my mental health and my son is happy and healthy

  • A
  • Halifax, Canada
  • a month ago

Your mental health is most important for you and baby. Do what’s best for you and baby. If people can’t be supportive then they shouldn’t be a part of your daily life. If you’re not mentally well you won’t be the best mom to baby. Fed is always best. And there are tons of studies showing the baby’s environment has wayyyy more to do with their wellbeing than whether they are breast or formula fed. That being said- breastfeeding releases happy hormones in mom so it’s worth discussing the benefits for mom with you gp before you make a final decision. Also it can be very helpful in postpartum weight loss so if any of your mental Heath concerns revolve around weight it’s also something to think about.

  • S
  • Bartlett, United States
  • 2 months ago

I wanted to breast feed too, my whole pregnancy I was very stressed out and it caused my milk not to come in so I didn’t get to. There’s nothing wrong with breast feeding. You’ve got to put your health first. If you aren’t in a good place it’ll be hard to provide for your LO. By putting yourself first, you’re putting your LO first. Don’t worry about the judgment that some people give when you don’t breast feed. It is perfectly fine not to.

  • J
  • Goldsboro, United States
  • 2 months ago

My little guy was formula fed and he’s never had any issues other than having to find the right one because he had a sensitive belly. But as far as bonding, he’s always been very attached to me so that wasn’t a problem! You do you girl, you’ll know what to do when the time comes, but if you do formula feed, don’t be worried!

  • L
  • Pembroke Pines, United States
  • 2 months ago

You need to do what’s right for the baby screw everyone else

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