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Taking his first #breath on #moms chest #skintoskin

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#breathe mama , breathe! 💝This was one of my second time mamas. Her first birth was so smooth and peaceful, and her second, twins 👶🏼👶🏼, the same. They swear by their #hypnobirthing course who was taught by daaaaa best, @diana_doula from @_blissfulmommy .

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Stop the hate. ✋
It's important to us that mothers are supported and that we show respect to all feeding methods. We wish organisations and people with an extremely pro-breast agenda would do the same. Raising breastfeeding rates will never be achieved by making women feel crap for not doing it. Focus on the positives of your method; don't scaremonger and shame parents who formula feed. It's a type of bullying; - bullying definition; 'use superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force them to do something.' 🍼🍼
We wish our network didn't have to exist. We are a network and safe space for bottle-feeders. Particularly for mothers to overcome any feelings of guilt, shame, anxiety or depression caused by breastfeeding grief. These are often the result of unjust bf pressures and/or insensitive language and treatment towards bottle-feeding.
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So once again, we kindly request any haters to JUST STOP. #dontjudgejustfeed #fedisbest .
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I have an announcement to make: I Chose NOT to breastfeed my baby. There, I said it! I shouldn’t have to feel ashamed to admit that, but I felt like people would be disapproving of my choice. Why did we make that choice? While no one has an obligation to explain themselves, I want to so that hopefully people will be more understanding and won’t make others feel like bad parents for their choice (And this applies not to just how you feed your baby but any parenting choice someone makes).
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To be honest, the idea of breastfeeding made me really uncomfortable, I got anxious just thinking about it, but I felt like I had to try because it was what was “best” for my baby. But as I thought more about it, I realized maybe it wasn’t what was best for my baby. Jake and I knew from the beginning that one of our biggest priorities postpartum would be to protect my mental health. Postpartum depression and anxiety are real threats to every new mother, but we knew I would be especially prone since it’s something I already struggle with. It’s no secret that breastfeeding can be stressful, at least at first, the time when postpartum mental health challenges are most likely to hit. We thought, if Mom is stressed and frustrated and anxious, even depressed, is that what’s “best” for our baby? The last thing I wanted was to be in pain, physically or mentally, and resent my little girl for it. So we decided to use formula, the same stuff half of us were probably raised on. We made the choice that we felt was best for our little family.
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Please accept that everyone has the right to know what is best for their family. And I also ask that you try not to assume everyone is going to breastfeed, when I was pregnant everyone talked to me as if I planned on breastfeeding and it made me uncomfortable because we had already made our choice, but I didn’t want to open up that can of worms every time someone brought it up!
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I chose not to breastfeed my baby and that doesn’t mean I don’t love her. I love her so much and try everyday to be the mother she deserves, sometimes I fall short but I’m doing my best.
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Thanks for listening to my rant, have a nice day ✌🏻

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First road trip for the two of us... a lot of stress for a sleepless night spent attempting - without success - to breastfeed and formulafeed. Nothing worked. Hungry and fussy baby who refused to eat. Result: frustration for the whole family. Not that I really felt that I deserved a reward, but I decided to have 5 minutes of selflove with the best cappuccino and croissant of the region before entering my doctor’s practice. Result: I got the green light for every kind of activity postpartum. Yes! 🎉💪🏻 Somehow this set the beginning of positivity in my day and I really enjoyed the afternoon with my boy and he did enjoy his meals... happy mama ➡️ happy baby ➡️ happy mama. Note to self: never leave too much room to frustration. This too shall pass. ☀️
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FYI: If it makes you uncomfortable to see a woman providing natural nourishment to a baby, you just might be a twat. If you can manage seeing Victoria Secret models tiddies without blinking an eye, or see the newest hottest it-girl celebrity half naked eating a burger for a McDonalds ad but cringe over a woman feeding her child, you my friend, have some crazy ass double standards & need to check yourself. #overandout #normalizebreastfeeding

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If we had to make a mom dating profile, this is exactly what it would say!

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You guys. I cannot explain to you just how grateful I am to be breastfeeding little man. I’ve had a nasty cold for about three days now, so of course I was contagious even before then. Thankfully my breast milk already has antibodies fighting off the cold in it, so Alex has continued to be a healthy little booger. Of course I miss kissing all over his face, but I still get the nursing cuddles and that makes me happy. .
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About a month after Alex was born I was feeding him in one of the baby rooms at the mall and another mama was feeding her little girl from the bottle. I started asking her about what bottles she used because her little girl was taking it really well and Alex was still struggling to take expressed milk from one. She started to admit to me that she was still heartbroken that she couldn’t breastfeed because her daughter had been born with a tongue tie and they couldn’t get the surgery soon enough and her milk dried up. I told her that was absolutely silly, the most important thing is that babies are fed. Sometimes I feel like I took the easy route breastfeeding, and commend mamas who are up in the middle of the night warming up bottles. All I do most of the time is whip my tit out and fall back asleep! Breastfeeding your baby doesn’t make you a good mom. Giving your baby formula doesn’t make you a good mom. Making sure your baby is fed by whatever means necessary, that’s what makes you a good mom. Keep on keeping on, mamas. #breastfeeding #bottlefeeding #formulafeeding #fedisbest #stopmomshaming

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William loves gadgets and I think out of all the crazy things he has gotten this is my favorite. Both my babies were forced to start formula feeding at 4 weeks for their own reasons, so when they want a nice warm bottle this thing is a life saver. #baby #formulafeeding #aslongastheyeat #happybaby #happymomma #babybrezza #babybrezzaformulapro

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My body finally decided to stop making breastmilk. I didn’t think it would happen so soon): I’m sad that I won’t get to have that “bond”with Cody. Breastfeeding was a struggle at times (30-40 min let down....) so maybe this is a good thing for not only me but Cody as well.
It seems like Cody likes the formula so I am a happy mom. If you moms have any recommendations for formula please let me know. Cody always spits up when I eat dairy so maybe a non dairy one. 😒

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Your success as a mother is not measured in ounces.
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I used to believe breast was best. It's made specifically for my baby, I thought, so obviously it's the best option for my baby. After all, breastmilk is basically liquid gold, right? 🙄
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At 4 weeks old, our son was losing weight rapidly. Like, a lot of weight. He was miserable at feeds, his head constantly bobbing around as he tried to draw more milk. I learned that traumatic labours & Hashimoto's disease can cause low milk supply. Check & double check. And nothing I did could get my supply high enough to sustain our hungry boy. Whatever suggestion you've got on the tip of your tongue? I tried it; I promise.
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It's hard for me to say publicly that Teddy has been exclusively formula fed since he was 6 weeks old. But I'm saying it because it shouldn't be hard, & because I know there's probably a mother out there who needs to know she's not alone, & she's not a failure. It wasn't nipple confusion, it wasn't because I started supplementing, & it wasn't because I'm lazy. It's because my body simply could not. I was sad & embarrassed, and I felt like a failure. Unable to give my baby the best.
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But then, I began to see our breastfeeding experience as a success. We lasted over a month! After a traumatic labour & with Hashimoto's! My son latched perfectly less than an hour after an emergency c-section, & it was completely painless for me! Success! And now, with the miracle of science, I have the success of continuing to nourish our boy.
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Here's the thing. Breast is only best if it's best for everyone in your family, & just as we work to normalise & celebrate nursing moms, we need to celebrate bottle-feeding parents. Sometimes, breastfeeding rocks. But sometimes, you need science milk. New, more accurate research has proven the benefits of breastfeeding are marginal, so no, formula isn't a lesser option. Whether you produce enough milk to pump gallons a day or you're learning to make bottles one-handed while cradling your baby, let's celebrate the giant success of loving our babies enough to do what's best for us, & them.
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Once more, for the people in the back: Your success as a mother is not measured in ounces.

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Here’s part 2 to my earlier post! ✌🏼🍼
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So I asked for advice and got some great feedback. I love that I know so many nurses with clinical experience and friends with personal experience (or both!). I decided to supplement.
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I feel torn. I feel guilty and like I didn’t do enough. But I feel bad that she’s seemingly hungry and not satisfied. I want what’s best for her and wanted to reach a full year of breastfeeding. (I made it to 17 months with big brother.)
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But clearly something isn’t working and the MOST important thing is to give baby girl some FOOD. If that’s formula and breast milk for a little while, so be it! She will be fine and have a full belly. I’m still going to nurse/pump.
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I have her one bottle last night. She slept until 4:00 and woke up to nurse. She went back to sleep and woke up at 7, super happy. I’m so glad she didn’t have any tummy troubles!
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This post is supposed to encourage someone, somewhere. Maybe another mom struggling with nursing her own baby. Maybe a mom who thinks working or is detrimental. Maybe a formula feeding mom who feels bad about not breastfeeding at all.
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Girl, you are amazing. You’re the best mom for your little one(s). Take care of yourself and do what’s best for you and your kid, even if it isn’t what you envisioned. You are not a failure.
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Your identity is NOT in whether or not you nursed your children, one day or one year.
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I’m pretty sure that’s not Biblical. 😘
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There are many obstacles and challenges you will face during your transition to motherhood. Be aware, these were placed there to make you a stronger woman and fierce mother. #PostpartumTough #HappyTuesday

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Fed is best. Cannot stress the importance of this enough! There is a lot of pressure on women to breastfeed their babies but unfortunately that's not always possible and some Mummy's just don't want to! I was so certain I was going to breastfeed, but Cian was such a hungry baby it just wasn't meant to be. At first I felt disappointed. In myself for not being able to do what I was supposed to do. Worried that it would effect Cian in the long run & worried that I'd get disapproving looks from others every time I got a bottle out in public...
But now I look at the situation and think, Cian is a perfectly happy and healthy baby! It's not affected him in the slightest. In some ways it worked out better for us. If you can and do breastfeed I have every respect for you. If you formula feed I have every respect for you. The important thing at the end of the day is that each baby is happy and healthy - we can't ask for anything more! ❤️ #mum #mummyblog #babyboy #babygirl #baby #mumsthatblog #mumandbaby #instamums #instababy #parents #parenting #firsttimemum #ftm #f4f #breastfeeding #formulafeeding #fedisbest #blog #bloggermums #mumlife #mumblog #mummy

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After desperately struggling for the last few months to bring my milk supply back up, I’ve made the tough decision to just let go and accept that I need to supplement with formula. Stress over Easton’s development tanked my supply and I have recovered somewhat but not completely. But in order to fuel my milk production, I’ve had to eat a ton of carbs and sugar, which has also accumulated a great deal of fat all over my body. I’m stressed and feel unhealthy. So I’m cutting the carbs and sugars and am going back to a diet high in good fats and proteins. Foods that nourish me. Because when I take care of myself, I take better care of my family. And once we’re done moving and settled in, I’m look forward to exercising again. (And please don’t ask to be my coach or if I want to join an accountability group. I’m an asshole that doesn’t like to be told what I can and can’t do. I do better answering to myself). I’ll continue to pump and breastfeed, but I’ll supplement with formula when i need to once I run out of my freezer stash of breastmilk.
I did a good deal of research on formula and found that HiPP was the best fit for what I wanted. @organic_start has a great website that makes ordering super easy and your order arrives in 3 days! I’m sad I even have to supplement but I’m glad it’s not a headache to do so. I’m nourishing my baby and I’m nourishing myself. That’s the best I can do.
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#surges can be so powerful and overwhelming but every single one serves a #purpose

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