This whole formula mom shaming is irritating af. I wanted to feed breast milk whether it was pump or breast however I am not producing yet. The nurses kept telling me “just keep breastfeeding when she fusses”. We fed for THREE HOURS one session. Nothing calmed her down and when I said maybe we should give a little formula the nurse said “oh no you don’t want to do that” and walked out of the room. Now here I sit in the Er with my three day old daughter who is dehydrated and needing fluids. Not a single nurse would answer my questions about how to formula feed so now I feel like a horribly ignorant mother.
It does not matter how your baby gets their nutrition, what matters is that they’re healthy. Breastfeeding is hard work and it’s not worth stressing yourself out and risking horrible postpartum depression over. Your babe needs a happy parent.