The world is tough on moms but I’m glad we stand united and choose not to judge each other’s choices.
There comes a time in every mother’s life, when she is caught up in a situation where she knows that the choices she makes might haunt her all her life.
I went through the same phase when my second baby was born.
I breastfed my first child for 2 years and the second one for 1.6 years.
If that makes you feel sorry for my younger one please #GoAheadJudge .
I had a great difficulty with breastfeeding when I first became a mom. I fought this battle with all my heart and soul and eventually was able to breastfeed my elder one for over 2 years.
I will always be very proud of being able to overcome the physical obstacles I had to face back then.
Second time around I was a confident mom who began her breastfeeding journey with a bang. I was sailing through it smoothly until one day when something unexpected happened.
Everyone would agree that breastfeeding takes away a lot of energy from you. It can be exhausting.
And this time I was an older mom with double the responsibilities.
I not just had to take care of both my girls and their need but was also working from home. I started getting really tired and used to wake up and cry every night because I felt that I couldn’t do it anymore.
It felt as if my body was giving up.
My husband intervened (he knew how sensitive this was for me).
He also knew I wouldn’t want to give up on breastfeeding my younger one until she was 2.
He shook me up and brought me to reality. He said that for us it should be more important that both our girls were happy, healthy and had the same enthusiastic mom around. I was told I couldn’t take that fun mom away from them because of a guilt.
I just couldn’t take the big decision if hadn’t got my husband’s support.
I was not worried about how the world would react to it, all I cared about was how I would judge myself for doing it.
We mutually decided to introduction bottle to our younger one. We did it together, and the little one took it really well.
Maybe, she too could feel her mom’s plight.
Today while penning this down I have tears rolling down. Not because I’m sad.
But because I’m elated that I sailed through it and made it happen for both my girls.
I was ‘ME’ again for them. I was no longer a tired and exhausted mom.
We won our small little battle .
So to all of you who love to judge a mom on her choice of breastfeeding or bottlefeeding.
Go ahead and judge us.
We just don’t care! Because it’s only ‘We’ who know what’s best for our babies.
Have you been judged for your Breastfeeding/bottle feeding choices?
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