Message in a Bottle: 7 Reasons I Don't Feel Bad About NOT Breastfeeding

Photo by: Kim Flores Photography
My Son is Healthy
While my son, Grayson, has had some major health issues, they are NOT related to breastfeeding. In fact, if I did breastfeed, he wouldn't do as well... more 
Photo by: Kim Flores Photography
My Son is Healthy
While my son, Grayson, has had some major health issues, they are NOT related to breastfeeding. In fact, if I did breastfeed, he wouldn't do as well on the growth chart and he would be in constantly pain with his severe acid reflux. Knowing that Grayson is happy and loves his bottle so much makes me feel better about not being able to breastfeed.
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Fri, Aug 16, 2013 1:55 PM EDT

So many new moms feel such pressure to breastfeed. While doctors and nurses are pushed to tell you to do it, it's your decision. Whatever it may be. Some women physically can't breastfeed for whatever reason, and some just don't want to. Or it may be something that just isn't for you … and that is okay. I personally wasn't able to do it with my current baby. I haven't been successful in the past, and it just seems to be something my body doesn't do as well, along with various medical reasons that occurred. If you can breastfeed and choose to, then more power to you girlfriend! But I don't need to know the benefits that I missed out on or hear that I am a bad mom for feeding my child a bottle. Here are 7 reasons why I refuse to feel guilty about not breastfeeding my son. -By Casi Densmore-Koon

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