Your baby, your choice

The breast vs bottle debate is not something I openly get involved in normally, but there is so much in the pressΒ at the moment it is hard to ignore.

There are some people who have the choice taken away from them, often for medical reasons and might for example be told they cannot breastfeed. This must be very difficult to hear and to deal with, especially if you have had your heart set on breastfeeding.

For everyone else there is a choice to be made. How are you going to feed your baby? Some of you will choose breast, some bottle, some of you will mix the two, some of you will breastfeed for two weeks and some for two years. We all have our own reasons for the choices we make.

I am a breastfeeder. I have breastfed all four of my babies and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

My babies, my choice.


That doesn’t mean I found it easy. The first time was very tough indeed but I never wanted to give up.

Breastfeeding can be exhausting and damn hard work but my view has always been that breastfeeding was the best thing for my babies and it didn’t matter how hard it was or how exhausting or even painful at times because it was the best thing for them.

That is not everyone’s’ view and that is fine.

Your baby, your choice.

Ultimately, as long as our babies are being fed then that’s all that matters.

I’m not going to list all the benefits of breastfeeding here as we’ve all heard them. You choose whether you consider these important or not.

Your baby, your choice.

Everyone seems to have a view about how everyone else feeds their babies. Perhaps it would be a good idea to stop bashing each other for this and instead feel grateful that we had a choice because some do not.

My baby, my choice.

Your baby, your choice.

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