The one thing I regret the most…๐Ÿ˜ถ

Surprisingly there aren’t many things I regret since having Logan. But there is one thing that has always played on my mind and that is breastfeeding, i do regret not trying, i do regret doing solely bottle feeding, why did I let the pressure of others sway me to use the bottle? Why is breastfeeding such a taboo subject?

I guess my anxiety didn’t help either, I was thinking to myself, what if my baby gets hungry and I’m in the middle of Primark? Couldn’t I exactly wack out a boob?

I just feel awkward when every other mum I know is breastfeeding and in there with a bottle, just makes me feel like I’ve chosen the wrong way.

I know I shouldn’t have let society tell me how I should have fed my baby but that’s just what happened, and i know it’s too late to regret it now but I does bother me especially at nights when breastfeeding would have been a heck of a lot more convenient rather than sending the other half down at 3 am for a bottle and even more so in the early days.


Don’t get me wrong i still like bottle feeding there’s nothing wrong with it, as he’s still healthy, happy and strong which is all I wished for, I couldn’t imagine breastfeeding now he’s got 2 bottom teeth, he’d probably bite my nipple off!

But yeah I just wanted to share that little insight with you, it is a rather sensitive subject for me to openly talk about which is why I haven’t spoke about this before.

So if your expecting our first child and you’ve read this and your debating whether or not to breastfeed, i would say do what you want but don’t make my mistake and not give breastfeeding a go, you still get a good bond while bottle feeding plus it means your partner /mother or whoever else can help you feed baby.

Keep smiling ~mummytologan

 

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2 Comments

  1. It is so hard when society seems to think breastfeeding is wrong or dirty. There is nothing wrong with bottle feeding of course, but people shouldn’t be able to dictate what we can and can’t do as mothers. I breastfed Zach for a few months before turning to the bottle and when I was feeding, I was quite nervous about it and very discreet with a cover. Now I have been breastfeeding Oscar for almost six months and it’s totally different, I honestly don’t give a crap what anyone else thinks and in regards to your Primark worry – I sat in the on a little seat bit in the section of coats in M&S and fed him! I’ll feed him anywhere! Don’t worry about the decision you did make though and try not to dwell on it. You did what you did and he is happy and healthy. Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    1. thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ your comment means so much, if / when i have baby #2 i will try give bf a go or even express it as i know its like liquid gold. But then id feel guilty that i didnt bf logan ๐Ÿ™ never ending guilt x

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