Recently over Facebook you make have seen many pictures of women breast feeding their children with an overlay image of a tree. Symbolising the connection between mother and baby through breastfeeding .The roots of the trees being symbolic of the breast milk ducts . To raise awareness of breast feeding is fab but as a mom who doesn’t breast feed it’s making me slightly annoyed .
We made the decision to bottle feed Ava as it was the best thing for myself and Ava . I didn’t want to breastfeed . I didn’t want to make myself do it just because some people think I should. I myself was bottle fed and I have grown up absolutely fine . I wasn’t a poorly child and I had an awesome attachment with my mom and still do now.
Bottle feeding moms face discrimination too as well , well I have anyway . Some women who breast feed are blinkered to the alternatives . They look down on you as if you’re doing your child an injustice.
I just want to make it clear that I know not everyone has this opinion and it happens both ways . So please don’t suggest that I’m anti breastfeeding and don’t like women who breast feed .As that is a load of rubbish I have friends who breast feed. Sorry as I was saying ..
I’m neither pro bottle or pro breast feeding I think that all women should do what’s best for them and respect others decisions.Being a parent is hard enough without being judged constantly .
So as for the Facebook pictures of seen recently with reference to #treeoflife . I would really like to see more with bottle fed babies . As the formula milk is giving them life . Whilst they are still building strong bonds with their parents.