Hello!

5 Comments

There you go. Constance Hall has called it. And let’s be honest she is kind of right.

In honour of world breast feeding week Constance Hall has shared a gorgeous image of herself tandem feeding the twins. It is her caption that has us all in awe of her and her total honesty yet again.  “There is no right or wrong. There is simply the way of the Queen.”

“It’s international breast feeding week.
Which is just rad.
Breasts are beautiful,
Babies are beautiful,
And nothing beats a baby with a full tummy, writes Constance.

Breast feeding mums deserve all the praise in the world, they are glorious selfless super beings.

And do you know who what other glorious, selfless super beings deserve all the praise in the world?

Formula feeding mums.

I started full time formula feeding the twins at around 5 months and guess what? It’s no joy ride either.

In fact, in some ways it’s harder then breast feeding. Making milk, cleaning bottles. That’s not fun.

But I was able to pass on some work load to Bill and my mum and pretty much anyone who walked into my house and that made the world of difference.

It took me 4 babies to learn that I wasn’t getting any medals for making life hard for myself.
Boy do I know that now.
I owe the majority of my mental health and happiness to my shortcuts.

Formula feeding is not giving up on breastfeeding. Just as much as breastfeeding is not giving up on formula.

There is no right or wrong. There is simply the way of the Queen.

I hope that all the breastfeeding posts make breastfeeding mums feel special, because you are.
But I really hope that they don’t make formula feeding mums feel any less special.
Because we are all pretty fucking special is you ask me.

And anyone who soldiers on through the trials and tribulations of feeding a baby should be celebrated this week and every week.

The secret is that most of the time doing what is best for you and doing what is best for your baby are the exact same thing.”

Within the last hour Con’s post has already received 10K reactions and over 700 shares.

As you can imagine her post has been met with mixed response. Constance adds in the comments, “It actually shocks me that so many people are so interested in how other people are feeding their babies….
Everyone should just worry about their own baby and leave other mums alone.”

Share your comments below.

Image via Facebook

  • She is right when she says bottle feeding can be harder then breast feeding. My grandson became constipated, ended up being lactose intolerant and suffered terrible wind til they found the right teats. It was very hard

    Reply

  • I don’t always agree with her, but she’s got this right.

    Reply

  • I bottle fed because I couldn’t breastfeed, and it was fine. In fact it was great that my husband and I took turns to feed during the night.

    Reply

  • she is right, bugger this whole making bottles in the middle of the night caper, warming them up while bubs is crying out for them, too much for me to cope with when my toddler is screaming at me! Give me my pre packaged, right temperature boobs any day…..until the teeth come in that is hahah how ever bubs gets a full belly is the right way to go!


    • Bottles can be prepared at the last feed before bed time and heated when needed. We did it and our babies never got sick or got any side effects from it.

    Reply

Post a comment
Like Facebook page

LIKE MoM on Facebook

Please enter your comment below
Would you like to include a photo?
No picture uploaded yet.
Please wait to see your image preview here before hitting the submit button.
Your MoM account


Lost your password?

Enter your email and a password below to post your comment and join MoM:

You May Like

Loading…

Looks like this may be blocked by you browser or content filtering.

↥ Back to top

Thanks For Your Star Rating!

Would you like to add a written rating or just a star rating?

Write A Rating Just A Star Rating
Join