Sunday, 6 May 2012

My Milkshake brings all the boys to the yard...

I didn't breastfeed my first 3 babies, my first husband said breastfeeding was "for poor people" and that "women only do it because they want men to perve on them". Turns out those were his mothers opinions.
I probably should have fought harder but first time round everything was pretty overwhelming as it was and all the other mothers I knew at the time bottle fed their babies.
3rd time round I did want to breastfeed but when the nurse asked he answered for me with bottle feeding thanks.
My 4th baby was breastfed for 6 months with formula topups, My 2nd husband is much more supportive about breastfeeding. I probably could have fed baby 4 for longer if I'd had a bit more information. I thought I was low on milk but now I know a lot more about breastfeeding I know I probably was doing fine, I was just thinking about it from a bottlefeeding view, "It's only been 2 1/2 hrs he can't be hungry again".

This time I've fed baby H 51/2 months so far, bar some formula on her 1st day to help settle her blood sugars and that was tube fed anyway not via a bottle.
I hope to feed her for at least 12 months, it's just so convenient and easy, and I love feeding her early in the mornings.
She's my last baby so I'm glad to have gotten it right this time round.


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  2. I think breastfeeding is such a personal thing. I feel so terrible that you were bullied by your partner and not able to do what you felt you wanted to.
    I'm so happy that you have a more supportive husband now! It sounds like you are doing a great job!