Hi, my name is Kelly-Anne, I’m a 28 year old mother to one, my cheeky little lady Amelia. I am also a wife to my lovely Tony and we have set up our forever home in the beautiful countryside of Norfolk. I first launched Mimi Rose & Me back as a way to keep my brain from turning to complete mush whilst on maternity leave. Becoming a mother has changed my life and along with the blog my life is more fulfilling than I ever imagined. I hope to continue this new love for blogging whilst being the best wife and mother I can be. My blog is a UK family, beauty and lifestyle blog where I write about my life with my beautiful family who are always following the fun, living life inspired.
When I first became pregnant I did think a lot about breastfeeding. I read all the books I could, googled like a maniac and ask some of my friends who were mothers. I started to think that maybe this was the journey for my new baby and I told the midwife, which I regret. From that moment on that is all the midwives would talk about and I felt as if they were trying to pressure me into breastfeeding. Not in a way that was so obvious, but with comments they made I thought that maybe that breastfeeding was the only way and I started to panic. Damn you horror stories on google. After months of feeling the pressure when I actually had my daughter I decided to give her a bottle straightaway, but later that day when we were on our own I did try and I just couldn’t do it. Over the next week or so I kept trying but she didn’t latch and I did feel like a failure. But then I had a good talking to from my mother and I began to think, well as long as my baby is fed, what does it matter if it’s breast or bottle. There began our bottle journey and I don’t regret that decision.
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?
Yes after I spoke t the midwife about breastfeeding she offered me some classes on breastfeeding and told me about a group I could go to after I had my baby.