This week we have Jenna from Then There Were Three sharing her #bottlefeedingstories
www.thentherewerethree.uk – I started to bottle feed pretty much from the day she was born. Ideally I would have loved to have breastfed; however I always had an idea that I would not be able to as a few years ago I had been advised that I had underdeveloped milk glands and that breastfeeding would be a struggle.
Had you given much thought to breastfeeding before/while you were pregnant?
What was your opinion of bottle feeding?
Were you offered any classes on breastfeeding by your healthcare team/midwives? Did you take any classes of your own ie. NCT?
Unfortunately not, I didn’t feel supported at all in regards to not being able to breastfeed.
What support did you receive to start and continue breastfeeding? What support would you have liked?
Did you have a personal breastfeeding goal?
What triggered your move to bottle feeding? Would you consider it a choice or a necessity?
How did moving to bottle feeding make you feel?
Did you experience any backlash for bottle feeding?
Do you have any advice for other new mums in your situation?
Please do not beat yourself up if you are not able to breast feed, or even if you don’t want to. The most important thing is that your baby is being fed; nothing else.
Thank you to Jenna for sharing her story with #bottlefeedingstories. You can check out her blog and social media here:
I’d love to read and share your stories – please email me email@example.com for more info or to get involved.