Monday, August 20, 2012
Many people have told me "she's too old to still be doing that." I reply that they are welcome to buy her formula at nearly $25 a can ;) Besides the huge expense I'm saving, it's much easier for babies to digest and healthier for them. She hasn't had any ear infections or major sicknesses and I think part of it is from the antibodies she gets through nursing. It also lowers my breast cancer risks. I feel like it helped me bond with each child as a baby.
Of course, there are some moms and babies it does not work for. I was lucky not to have any issues and I don't judge moms that choose to use formula. I started supplementing with baby food at 6 months and now she eats table food 3 times a day.
The biggest challenge thus far was our week long cruise, when she stayed with my parents. I was able to pump enough for our trip and freeze it and she took right back to nursing once we got back! I was amazed. That's our journey so far... :)