My mind is full of all things baby right now. Most of the time I am thinking about trying to keep my breakfast down, but that’s ok.
Since I have been expecting I have heard about so many other blessed mamas who are expecting also, it is very exciting!
One thing I have been thinking about is the decision to nurse or formula feed this new baby.
Here is some background; No women in my family nursed. The only people I knew who nursed were my great-grandmothers and that was because they were poor. I have never seen a baby nursed in real life until I was in my 20’s and met a friend who nursed, but she was a hippy.
No friends of mine have ever nursed their babies; it is just known around my circle that you formula-feed your children.
Now I have some new friends who all nurse and love doing so. I think it is wonderful that they can give their babies that, I am not sure if it is for me though.
I checked out some books on nursing from the library and read them all. I have searched the Internet and mommy sites that talk about breast-feeding. Some were very informative, but I learned that there is a battle between mothers who nurse and mothers who formula feed. I had no idea such hostility existed.
I for one would never tell a mother how she should nourish her child. I have formula fed all my children and they are quite happy, secure, and loved.
I know all the pros of nursing and I think it can be a beautiful bonding experience, if the mother is comfortable and confident with it.
To judge another mother about how she feeds her baby is just well, crazy to me. This kind of thing is all over these mommy sites and it is very ugly.
I have not come to any conclusion on what I am going to do, nurse or formula feed. I am leaning toward the formula because it is what I know and I am comfortable with it. I may try nursing, who knows. I do know that I would never make a mother feel bad about the way she feeds her child.
I will keep thinking about it and whatever decision I make will be the one best for the new little one and me, and that is all that matters.