Lincoln was 100% formula fed, from day one. He never had a drop of breast milk. I did my research, and because of having Osteogenesis Imperfecta, it seemed that breastfeeding would take too much calcium away from myself. I figured it was more important for me to be strong for my baby, rather than have to worry about my own health.
However, in all honesty, I really never had a desire to breastfeed. Even if I didn’t have OI, I don’t think I would breastfeed. It’s just not for me. Don’t get me wrong, I give major props to mama’s who breastfeed their babies…but I ALSO give those props to mama’s who formula feed.
The other day I was talking to a random stranger, and she asked if I breastfed Lincoln. When I told her no, her response was, “ohh, that’s so sad, maybe for baby #2 you can.” Umm, no, baby #2 will be formula fed as well.
While I fully support mother’s who breastfeed, I think mother’s who formula feed should be equally supported. After all, we’re FEEDING our babies. Isn’t that all that really matters?
As I said, Lincoln never had breastmilk. Lincoln also happens to be one heck of a happy, HEALTHY, thriving baby boy. Not once have I had to bring Lincoln to the pediatrician for being sick, thankyouverymuch.
I’m not saying one is better than the other, but I just wish both were equally supported. I also wish people weren’t so opinionated to complete strangers. Seriously crazy lady who felt bad for me for not breastfeeding Lincoln, it was my choice, and he’s perfect 🙂