4 years 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.
Potentially not gonna breastfeed....

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7 months ago

10 months ago

Whatever you decide is best for you and your baby, there are people that will support you! A fed baby is a happy and healthy baby, whether it be breastfed, bottle fed or formula fed, or a mix of all (which we do!). Best of luck whatever YOU decide!

11 months ago

Is this family that would see you often/ever? If not you could just not bring it up or even tell them you’re BF if they ask, even if you’re not. That’s probably what I would do - keep them at a distance unless they could be supportive.

11 months ago

It does not matter what anyone thinks. You’re the mother and you feed your baby how you want to ♥️🙏🏻

1 year ago

Happy mommy is best 💕 I'm a formula fed baby myself... I've done both with my kids and they're fine and yours will be fine. Your mental health is number one. If breastfeeding is what YOU want to do then talk to your doctor. I'm sorry your family is so not understanding-screw them though, they're not you. I know it's easier said than done so reach out to your support system or post here every day if you need to. And seriously-they can f*** off, no mom needs to be shamed. If they're so concerned they need to be helpful. Sending good vibes your way 💕💕💕

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