Journey of a Non Breastfeeding Mom and Her Baby
It’s quite easy for people to judge you about not breastfeeding your child, but only a mother can feel how painful it is to not experience that beautiful bond which the baby and mother develops during breastfeeding.
My child is 17.5 months old and he is exclusively on top feed since day 1. I don’t know what was the reason but I tried everything possible so that I can also produce milk for my baby. But destiny had different choices for my baby and he could not have his mother’s milk.
I ate each and everything which elders suggested, had many medicines, lactation powders, consulted so many gynacologists, lactation experts and what not. I cried so much initially and was really depressed but I just could not see my baby crying and not giving him top feed and trying to feed him mine ( when I know I was not able to produce any milk for him, it was just few drops which was obviously not enough to satisfy him)
Many docters advised me to try to latch only on me and not to give him bottle at all but I could not just see him crying so badly for milk.
I decided to give him formula feed only and used to pump like hours and give him few drops that I could collect in bottle to him in the whole day in between.
He used to had reflux problem very much and I was always into cleaning his vomittings and changing his clothes. But I didn’t give up.
Those initial 6 months were so painful and I was literally depressed when people used to judge and comment about it. Many people said your baby’s immunity will be very low, he will get ill very frequently, his digestive system will get hampered and bla bla but I decided to ignore all this and continued my journey with my baby. I will develop his immunity by making him eat healthy foods and will surely do all that I can to make him a healthy kid.
At the end I think it’s all about our body and nature. It is something natural and beyond our control.
I wish and pray no mother and baby should experience all this and each baby should get his mother’s feed ?
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