Because I did, that’s why.
That should be my answer, unfortunately the mom judgement is so hard core these days that that can’t be my answer.
I chose to formula feed. That’s right, I had the option to breastfeed my daughter and I chose NOT to. Here’s why:
- I was only going to be out of work for a short amount of time. It ended up being eight weeks from the day she was born. I personally didn’t see the point in breastfeeding for only eight weeks.
- wHy doN’t YoU pUmP aT WoRK tHeN? Because, despite the fact that it’s required by law to have somewhere for me to pump, my office does not have such a place. I had no interest pumping in the bathroom or in my car or in the garage. Nope. Not worth it to me.
- I know plenty of people who have and have not been breastfed. You know what? I don’t see the breastfed people being any smarter, healthier, more whatever than the formula fed people.
- It didn’t fit my lifestyle. I like to be up and busy and out and about and I’m definitely not one of those people to whip a boob out in public, it’s still my body and my body is personal. I don’t mind that other women do it but it’s not for me. I like that I can walk around the store with my daughter in the cart and give her a bottle as I wander around the aisles. I like that I can have formula packets and water in my diaper bag for the assembly of a bottle anywhere at any time!
- Formula is so advanced these days, it has everything a growing baby needs. I do not think that my daughter is deprived of anything because she in formula fed.
So there ya go. It’s my opinion and just some insight on why I chose to feed my daughter formula from the start. I welcome discussion, I do not tolerate bullying, harassment, or judgement.