We all know that “breast is best,” and that breastfeeding your child does have a lot of benefits. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean that formula-fed kids are unhealthy. A lot of moms feel guilty about choosing to stop breastfeeding their child, but there’s no reason to feel guilty about it.
A lot of moms feel guilty about choosing to stop breastfeeding their child, but there’s no reason to feel guilty about it.
Why do moms choose to stop breastfeeding?
If you think about it, there are a lot of valid and understandable reasons why moms choose to stop breastfeeding. Some moms have poor milk production, some find it extremely painful, some moms need to work and can’t afford the time to
Some moms have poor milk production, some find it extremely painful, some moms need to work so it’s hard for them to nurse their child or it’s difficult for them to find the time to pump milk.
The truth of the matter is that not all moms will be capable of exclusively breastfeeding their child, and that’s totally okay. There’s no reason for moms to feel guilty about it since it doesn’t mean that their child will be unhealthy.
It’s possible for formula-fed children to grow up just as healthy as breastfed kids.
Why is there a stigma towards formula feeding?
A lot of moms sometimes feel judged if they choose to not breastfeed their child. Some moms even get told by other moms that they’re not being a good mother if they don’t breastfeed their child, which isn’t really true.
Every mom’s situation is different and given the chance to exclusively breastfeed their kids, we’re sure that most moms would choose to do so. However, moms face different situations and sometimes this means that they won’t be able to breastfeed their child for as long as they would want to.
Regardless, there’s no reason to judge a mother for not breastfeeding her child. Mothers know what’s best for their children, and it’s their choice if they want to breastfeed or not.
Moms, don’t feel guilty!
Either way, moms should never feel guilty about not being able to breastfeed their child. Moms should stop being so hard on themselves and instead focus on nurturing and caring for their child as best as they can.
After all, parenting isn’t really about the parents, it’s about caring for children and making sure that they grow up to well. That’s what’s most important.
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