Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Good parenting is more than breastfeeding ( My Winning Story on World Breastfeeding Week Celebration)

Few minutes before I read what Deepika felt not being able to breastfeed the baby long. I am also a mother of same group " Formula Feeding Mamas group" :). For initial 3 months everything was absolutely okay for me but after that I as joined my office back, gradually lactation stopped. In my absence Vibhu was formula fed so he got into habit of it. He was cranky when I tried to hold him for breastfeed after reaching home. As lactation was limit, he was not getting enough to feel satisfied. I was also going mad why I am not able to produce enough breast milk in-spite of taking medication. After trying my best to nurse my baby when results were thumbs down, I took a decision to opt formula feed completely for Vibhu. But when you can't breastfeed the baby, you get into depression, honestly. I was also in same situation depressed, unhappy and heavy hearted.

Here are some points which helped me to come out of this situation :

1. Give yourself a break : Try not to beat yourself up, but do take the time. You need not to feel sad, mad, or any other emotion you may be experiencing.Stop "Mourn your inability to breastfeed".

2. Talk about your feelings: Talk to you doc. Talk to your husband and good friends. They can be a great sounding boards for your feelings. You'll feel light.

3. Spend more time with baby: Breastfeeding is a wonderful way to strengthen your connection with your child, but it isn't the only way. While you are feeding the baby, hold the little one close and make eye contact. Skin to skin touch is very important for establishing bonding with the baby. Show you love in whatever way you could. Talk with the baby. Smile as much as you can.

Final note, always remember that your relationship with your baby won't be based solely on your ability to breastfeed him/her. How you respond when he/she cries, how often you hold and play with him/her, and how you are as a mother matter more than how you feed him/her.

3 comments:

  1. Good one.. even I had used formula milk for my son, because doctor told he keeps crying because he is not getting enough breast milk.Till 6 months I tried my best to feed him anyhow. After that i started some food for him along with milk.

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  2. Nice one. But no experience yet. BTW wt is formula milk??

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    1. Pushpa .its milk powder with full of nutrients for the baby and it is close to the composition of mother's milk.

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