Comments on: Breastfeeding Is No Fairytale http://www.scarymommy.com/when-breast-isnt-best/ A parenting community for imperfect parents. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:59:04 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Natashahttp://www.scarymommy.com/when-breast-isnt-best/comment-page-7/#comment-474929 Sat, 09 Aug 2014 11:06:51 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24683#comment-474929 I breastfeed, but I can guarantee you if I thought for a minute my daughter was underfed due to low supply, I would switch to formula in a heartbeat. I hate how society is so judgemental all the time. Everyone says breast is best, but breastfeed in public and you would swear that you are stripping around a pole in the middle of the park. Formula feed and people say you are not doing what is best for your baby. I say do what works for you and your family. Happy bottle feeding, in my opinion, is better than unhappy breastfeeding.

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By: Prernahttp://www.scarymommy.com/when-breast-isnt-best/comment-page-7/#comment-421532 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:25:13 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24683#comment-421532 Thank you Thank you Thank you!

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By: Dawnhttp://www.scarymommy.com/when-breast-isnt-best/comment-page-7/#comment-174901 Thu, 22 Aug 2013 10:40:37 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24683#comment-174901 Thank you so much for this. I had the most awful time in the first few days of breastfeeding my son. Now I am mixed feeding but reached breaking point with the guilt of it all. Your post helped me to find some perspective and focus on being an awesome mum! I have set up my own blog for my own amusement but would welcome more readers. Will share yours to mine too xxx

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By: Confectionistahttp://www.scarymommy.com/when-breast-isnt-best/comment-page-7/#comment-166781 Wed, 07 Aug 2013 14:35:01 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24683#comment-166781 I am so proud you wrote this and shared. Here’s a sign we can post on our social media-

“Dear Fellow Women -
Some of us, MANY of us cannot breast-feed. It does not work. Get over it.

Signed,
The rest of us who support other women.

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By: Michelle Millerhttp://www.scarymommy.com/when-breast-isnt-best/comment-page-7/#comment-165444 Fri, 02 Aug 2013 22:01:45 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24683#comment-165444 So very true I wish breast feeding could be easy for everyone but some of us just have a hard time. I only breastfed my 1st for about 6 weeks – I just wasn't making enough milk, and my second one I was able to breastfeed for about 7 months before my milk supply was gone. I tried everything and it was so frustrating – but the worst part was being looked down on by so many people because I wasn't breast feeding my babies. It is not the end of the world and formula isn't poison – I just wish those who can do it so easily would stop looking down on those of us who try but can't.

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By: Sharon L. Maxwellhttp://www.scarymommy.com/when-breast-isnt-best/comment-page-7/#comment-164124 Tue, 30 Jul 2013 02:11:30 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24683#comment-164124 I had one son bottle fed (he had inflamed nostrils at birth which prevented us from starting) and one breast fed son. I LOATHE people who shame mothers about their feeding choices. Good for you for putting it out there that sometimes sh*t happens and that it is MORE than okay to make sure your baby gets nutrition the best way yo can. Heck, those whiney heifers probably would have let their babies shrivel up and die if they couldn't breastfeed them. (Okay, maybe not- but yeah. LOL)

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By: Rebecca Nemmers Morrishttp://www.scarymommy.com/when-breast-isnt-best/comment-page-7/#comment-163881 Mon, 29 Jul 2013 19:52:39 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24683#comment-163881 I love this post! I have tried and failed twice with breastfeeding. My kids are now 5 and 3 and I still think about it all the time, you can tell how much it impacted me, huh? It is exhausting to think of how many conversations I've had to have about WHY it didn't work out and how hard I really did try. People seem to think if one doesn't breastfeed, its because they didn't try hard enough and that's just not true. Thank you again for this post- its good to know I'm not the only one.

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By: Meganhttp://www.scarymommy.com/when-breast-isnt-best/comment-page-7/#comment-163462 Sat, 27 Jul 2013 22:34:55 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24683#comment-163462 Words cannot accurately express how much I love this post.

I wanted so badly to breastfeed but after a long, traumatic labor, a postpartum hemorrhage, retained tissue that caused failed lactogenesis and near-septic shock that landed me back in the hospital for an emergency D&C, it just didnt happen. I even killed myself trying relactation.

16 month later, and I still havent fully recovered from the trauma. Yet, I thank god every day for that “poison” that kept my daughter alive.

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By: Charlotte Mayhttp://www.scarymommy.com/when-breast-isnt-best/comment-page-7/#comment-159856 Sat, 20 Jul 2013 20:18:02 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24683#comment-159856 Thank you for this post. As another woman who desperately wanted to breastfeed as was devastated when I was (twice) unable to, I understand your pain, and the judgement you felt!

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By: Courtney Kindreehttp://www.scarymommy.com/when-breast-isnt-best/comment-page-7/#comment-157439 Mon, 15 Jul 2013 15:31:46 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24683#comment-157439 Thank you for writing this. I am so glad I came across this post! Made me smile knowing I am not the only one that felt this way! : )

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By: Stasie McKinnonhttp://www.scarymommy.com/when-breast-isnt-best/comment-page-7/#comment-152932 Mon, 08 Jul 2013 22:26:50 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24683#comment-152932 it is a very fine line with the breast feeding. I encourage people to breastfeed but would not push it. I believe that the initial push was to desexualize the breast to return the breast to a non-judgmental and natural act and pull mothers out of the closet. while doing this managed to create a shame for non-breast feeding mothers. every situation is individual and I am so happy you have reached a place where you are comfortable and happy with your parenting and providing. thank you so much for sharing it reminds me in my work that there is no right or wrong way but rather the way that is best for you.

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By: Connie Beatonhttp://www.scarymommy.com/when-breast-isnt-best/comment-page-7/#comment-153007 Mon, 08 Jul 2013 20:52:47 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24683#comment-153007 Very powerful reading

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