As moms we worry constantly over whether we’re making the right choices for our children, and we fear judgment from other parents who don’t agree with us. The decision to breastfeed versus bottle feed is one of these major decisions that parents agonize over, and it seems that everyone has a strong opinion one way or another.
It’s great if breastfeeding works for you and your baby, but the truth is that for a variety of reasons, not every mom breastfeeds her child. For some bottle feeding parents there’s guilt associated with feeding your baby from a bottle over a boob. Australian mom Siobhan Rennie of the blog Me Oh My feels that same guilt. But last week she set about trying to do something about it. She posted a photo of herself feeding her 13-month old daughter Aoife on Instagram explaining why it’s time for moms to abandon any guilt they may feel for not breastfeeding.
…If you wrestle with those same feelings of guilt, then listen up, because what Rennie says next is important. “The thing is, FED is best. Aoife was (and still is) more satisfied on the bottle,” she writes. “It doesn’t matter how we feed our babies, as long as it’s safe and they’re nourished and happy.”