All the advantages that everyone is too scared to say out loud.
You may or may not know, I’m pregnant. This week I clock up 22 weeks. According to my high school maths (and my calculator), that means 18 weeks to go.
I’ve been so focused on what the hell is happening during pregnancy, that I have kind of forgotten about what happens post birth.
You know, with a baby.
I really should’ve thought this one through.
But no fear, I’ve been doing my research here and there and really dived in deep this week. I’ve started asking my mum friends a million questions (poor friends), reading books and Googling things. Plus, it helps working at a parenting website reading all of the experiences of our mum writers and contributors.
While there are a lot of decisions to make about looking after my baby, the more research I do, the more pro bottle-feeding I am becoming.
Now, before I go on, I have to say the usual. Breastfeeding is awesome. Lots of nutrients. You should always aim to breastfeed. Yadda yadda yadda.
Look, if you want to know about how amazing breastfeeding is, this isn't the post for you (click here for that). I'm not dissing breastfeeding. I'm not anti-the-boob.
I'm pro-feeding-the-baby. Which is usually a message that gets lost in the breastfeeding vs bottle-feeding war. So, what I'm about to say next does not, in any way, shape or form, equal that breastfeeding is bad.