With the little man, i really did have an open mind about how i should feed him. If i am honest i thought i would try breastfeeding but it probably wouldn't be for me. After those first few weeks of a new baby when i really didn't know what had hit me, i started to get the hang of it. Especially with the colic and reflux i decided that it really was the best thing for the little one.
I can't say that i had a target in mind of how long i should feed him until. I had seen and read lots of information but decided that i would know when it was the right time to stop. At just over 5 and half months old the little man started to give me signs that it wasn't working for him and although we tried to carry on for a while it was clear that i needed to do something. I spoke to my local clinic for guidance on what to do and with support i slowly started to introduce formula.
It wasn't an easy decision to make and i was a little upset, but i new the little man wasn't getting what he needed anymore. In hindsight i am proud of what i achieved, and that i stuck at it, knowing that it was the best for my baby, and the bonding was unbelievable. I think that feeding comes down to personal choice and circumstances and that we should not feel guility or pressured by the decisions we make.
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