I tried bf and struggled it didnt work out and im gutted..........infact more than gutted
There for i feel i should feed LO being her mummy.Ok, im only able to feed her formula but still its my job to feed her.i let DH give her bottle sometimes as he likes to.
But nearly everyone that comes around expects to be able to give her bottle. well if i was breastfeeding they wouldnt be sat there holding my breast so why do they assume feeding her is ok. its a special bond and people look at my crazy when i tell them now.
It used to annoy me too when I was at home shortly coming out of hospital and everyone wanting to feed LO. I saw it as a bonding time for us, particularly as BF didnt work out for me and I was expressing. It was the best I could do!
I don't have issue with it when someone wants to feed my LO- BUT, it doesn't happen that often really. Plus, I think people like to do it cause they enjoy that bond as well. But if it bothered me, I would just say something. That is your right as the Mom! I don't have anyone pushing to feed her though (other than my hubby and occassionally my SD hehe- otherwise my Mom might ask sometimes as she doesn't get to see her too often. Sometimes I'll ask her if she wants to feed her, cause I know she enjoys it!
I do work full time though- so MIL (who provides care) feeds her during the day. So our morning routine is just that more special to me-- as well, I love being the one to feed her right before bed. Although hubby enjoys it too- But my LO also still feeds every 2-3 hrs- so plenty to go around
P.S. So sorry BF didn't work out for you hun. It's such a struggle (I dealt with it myself and had many meltdowns over it for weeks!)- another reason it's understandable you'd want that time just you and LO...
People should respect whatever YOU decide is OK... Period.
This LO is breastfed but my first wasnt - I loved it when folk who came around said they would like to give her the bottle - gave me a break!! People like giving a baby a bottle - its a lovely feeling giving a little baby its milk!
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