Wednesday was all about the emotions of feeding infants and how intense society is about it.
As an exclusively expressing mama (we’ll delve into all of that in due course) I quite often feel like neither fish nor foul.
The question is always posed as breast or bottle, and I’m sitting thinking it’s breast IN a bottle…
Does that still count? Does the mode of delivery matter?
The answer (because I did indeed ask this at my 6 week check) is YES.
What the various eyes in the waiting room don’t realise is that the medical professionals who ask that question are interested to know whether you as mum are still producing milk (as it has different implications for your breast tissue and hormone levels) and exactly what baby is receiving in case any health concerns arise as it could be allergies and so forth.
That’s the end of it. No opinion required.
Fed is best.
No one else should be asking.