I can’t believe Ollie is over 9 months old and has now been in the world for as long as he was growing in my tummy – utter madness! Ollie is developing at a speed faster than light at the moment and literally changes everyday. He is very much growing from a baby into being a toddler and it’s so lovely to see.
I am a bit late posting this blog post as Ollie actually turns eight months old today which is just crazy! But I feel that so much has happened over the last month that it was worth waiting.
Bottle vs breastfeeding seems to be a controversial subject and I firmly believe in a mothers right to choose. As a mother of a formula fed baby I feel like I’m constantly being punished for not doing what’s considered ‘best’ for my baby. There are so many reasons why mothers choose bottle over breast and I fully believe that it’s down to the individual to choose what is best for them. My story is that I breastfed my baby for the first week, unfortunately I suffered a haemorrhage due to breastfeeding whilst on blood thinners I was taking due to a blood clot I developed in my pregnancy. Basically the breastfeeding contracted the uterus excessively and caused a bleed. I was then in hospital for five days and was advised that I couldn’t continue to breastfeed.