Yesterday Emma was 207 days old. She had only breast-milk for 206 days of her life. She's had fruits and veggies, but never the dreaded FORMULA!
Well, yesterday, I gave her the unspeakable. I supplemented my breast-milk with formula. You wanna know what happened? She drank it like nothing happened and was happy go lucky like she always is.
Worst part? I still feel guilty about it. Why is there such a stigma? I happen to know many people who gave formula to a baby their whole life and the baby is perfect. I know many people who never touch the stuff and their baby is perfect too.
I think I was just worried that she would hate it, or have a bad reaction. Now, mind you it's only day 2, but so far so good.
Best part? LESS STRESS! I don't have to worry with every pumping session about how much is coming out. Obviously I'll be giving Emma every drop of BM, but if I need to add an ounce to get her really full and happy, I'll add a freakin ounce!
Final thoughts.........I'm sharing this because it's a good thing.
My baby is almost 7 months old and I'm still breastfeeding and going strong and I am very very proud of myself for that, because IT AIN'T EASY. I'm giving myself a break and probably making Emma happier, because she gets extra food. If you've ever met my child, she isn't shy about eating.
I might be taking my first work trip next week. 100% of me doesn't want to go and just stay with Emma, but 75% of me wants to go too. It's a strange feeling. If I'm being really honest, the thought of a night with no chance of waking up to a crying baby or a happy baby at 5am sounds amazing. It's just 1 night. I love her, but mommy needs her sleep. DH is very supportive, but obviously it's scary the first time home alone, I know I was petrified myself! We all survived and we'll keep surviving with every new adventure.
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