Why I’m Not Exclusively Breastfeeding

I breastfed Eliza for 15months. In fact, I probably would’ve continued to breastfeed if my milk hadn’t dried up due to being pregnant with Maya. 

I loved the bond I built with Eliza whilst breastfeeding, but many times I felt like a slave to the boobs. I couldn’t go anywhere for more than an hour or two. Pumping just never seemed to work out for me. So I became an on-demand milk maid, feeding Eliza wherever and whenever she damn well pleased. This caused a little bit of post partum, as I rarely ever had time for myself. 

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This time, with Maya, I decided well in advance that I wasn't going to exclusively breastfeed. In order for me to have a little independence and avoid post partum I needed to not be so staunch on breastfeeding. *CUE THE OUTRAGE FROM EVERY BREASTFEEDING ADVOCATE

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Being the psycho researcher that I am (especially when it comes to my kids) I found a German goats milk formula that is supposed to be the closest thing to breast milk. 

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I will warn you mama’s.... the directions are in German. It’s really simple though, one scoop of formula for every ounce of water. Easy peasy.

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This formula is LIFE. Maya has nearly doubled in weight/size since she was born 5 weeks ago. I’m still breastfeeding, which is why we love the como tomo bottles. It’s a seamless transition between breast and bottle. We’ve had ZERO nipple confusion. 

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So there’s my 2cents. Don’t feel bad for supplementing with formula. Happy mom, happy kids, so don’t forget about yourself. 

What do you guys do? Breastfeed? Formula? Both? What are your favorite products?  

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