THIS IS A SUPPORT THREAD, NOT A DEBATE THREAD. THIS IS ONLY FOR BOTTLE FEEDERS WHO WISH THEY WERE BREASTFEEDERS.
I think its important for us women who have tried and "failed" to breastfeed to have a place to grieve the loss of that loss.
There were a number of reasons why bfing didnt work out for me and Rome, reflux, and his intollerances didnt help but ultimately I needed to be on medication which could not safelt be taken while breastfeeding.. and suffering severe PND I gave up bfing and swtiched to medicated formula.
Rationally, it was definately the best decision for both me and my baby.. but I still feel sadness that we dont share that special breastfeeding relationship. I still wish I could take him to my breast for comfort and for the "best" food for him..
I carry with me a small sense of grief - and hope things will be different for our next baby..