Both my babies have been Breastfed exclusively. While Ben did get one bottle of formula as a newborn as I was sleep deprived and needed to rest. ( those 6 hours of sleep in one night after having 6 hours of sleep in 3 days was glorious), the rest of the time it has been breast milk only.
I can say that my Breastfed kids are thriving. I can also say that my sister's kids who were formula fed are also thriving. They were both fed with love whether it was from the boob or the bottle.
So why did I choose to breastfeed
1. My body makes milk. I wanted to use it.
2. Breast milk changes to meet the babies needs
3. I'm lazy and couldn't imagine washing bottles or getting out of bed to warm a bottle
While I know that Breastfeeding doesn't always make life easy especially when your children don't want to take a bottle of expressed milk, it was the right choice for me. I understand that it doesn't work out for everyone or they make different choices which is your right as a parent. In the end as along as we are feeding are children and they are thriving that is all that matters.
Happy World Breastfeeding Week.