This week, we have the amazing Lyndsey from Me, Him, The Dog And A Baby sharing her #bottlefeedingstories
I’m Lyndsey, a 30 year old first time mum! I blog over at Me, Him, The Dog and a Baby! Erin was born on New Year’s Day 2016 so she’s just over a year old now. I started breastfeeding the minute Erin was born but soon had to change to bottle feeding, which was never really my intention.
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?
I was really naughty and didn’t attend any antenatal classes. With Erin’s due date being in January, the classes didn’t run for the whole of December and there wasn’t any free spaces in November because I left it too late to book! Before I had Erin, I had no idea what to expect with feeding Erin, in any way!
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?