Providing support to mothers who choose to bottle feed is not something that would have been needed when our own mothers bottle fed us, however mothers are now under conflicting information on what is best to feed baby. This web site is dedicated to providing help, support and advice to mothers who choose to bottle feed their baby.
Today, mothers are encouraged to breastfeed their baby. This is no bad thing as it has many benefits to both mother and child. However, encouragement can turn to pressure and, when a mother decides to bottle feed, she can be left to feel as though she is betraying her baby in some way. The feeling of guilt can be compounded when it was planned to breastfeed but, for whatever reason, it doesn’t work out.
Of course, some new mothers prefer not to breastfeed. They feel uncomfortable with the idea of nursing – for many reasons – and choose to forgo it. If you choose to bottle feed you can feel confident in your decision. The infant formulas available today provide perfectly adequate nutrition. And by cuddling and talking to your baby while feeding him, you can easily duplicate the feeling of warmth and closeness that breastfeeding provides.
The articles found on this web site will help you make the right choice on the type of formula to use; how to best prepare your child’s milk; what equipment is essential and what is nice-to-have; and tips on bottle feeding. The articles will also show you the comparison between breastfeeding and bottle feeding; there are advantages and disadvantages to both. You may be surprised, and encouraged to learn, that there are many advantages to bottle feeding. As well as practical advice it is hoped you’ll find comfort on this web site during, what can be, a very emotional time for a new mother as she learns to feed her baby.
Thankfully, most women who bottle feed soon overcome any guilt they may feel and soon feel confident about feeding. The secret is support: support from this web site and other resources, such as; your midwife, doctor and health visitor; friends and family. Mothers are here to raise their children as best they can. Giving your child the best possible start in life encompasses so much more than feeding.