Breast Isn’t Always What’s Best For Mom

Breast Isn’t Always What’s Best For Mom

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I received product and compensation from Mead Johnson Nutrition to create this post written by me. All experiences and opinions expressed in this post are my own and not those of Mead Johnson Nutrition. You can contact Mead Johnson Nutrition with product related questions or comments toll-free at 1-800-BABY-123 (1-800-222-9123).

In 1 week (give or take), we’ll be the parents of 2 little ones. It’s a little scary to think about.

Parents of two♡…

I’ll be honest, I’m rather nervous. Nervous about loving this one just as much as Arya, nervous about breastfeeding again since it was not a joyous time for me. Nervous about postpartum stress syndrome since I was angry at my husband all of the time. I’m not going to lie, It was hard.

When I was breastfeeding, I felt trapped, pained. You’re constantly cluster feeding tied to the couch… I simply felt alone.

So, I’m not looking forward to the stress about pumping and producing enough milk again, but one thing’s for sure, I am thankful for being blessed with another baby that we get to love and share our life’s adventure with. I just need to focus on the positives and not stress as much about breastfeeding, because it’s only going to drive me crazy.

I am grateful that there are options like Enfamil NeuroPro™ for people with low supply issues like me though. I successfully breastfed and supplemented with my 1st since I was getting maybe .5 to 2oz per breast per pump session which wasn’t enough to thoroughly feed my daughter for her first year. After she turned 1, I wasn’t too concerned because she was eating solids and breast milk until a couple months before she turned 2.

I don’t know if I will have the same issues this time around, but I imagine we will be supplementing with baby girl #2 as well.

Now, we all know that breast milk is best for baby, but sometimes it doesn’t always work out as you had hoped after trying everything under the sun to get your supply up.  With NeuroPro™, I don’t have to worry about nutrition since it is the first formula that has an exclusive MFGM and DHA blend for brain-building benefits similar to those of breast milk.* MFGM has been clinically shown to help close the gap in cognitive development between formula-fed and breastfed infants.**

Enfamil NeuroPro

 

What is cognitive development? 

Cognitive development relates to the way a newborn learns, acquires knowledge and interacts with his/her surrounding environment. This includes the areas of memory, concentration, attention, and perception. There is a growing body of research that indicates that nutrition early in life may be important for learning later in the preschool years. [source: Enfamil]

My almost 3-year-old amazes me every day with her new found abilities, vocabulary and insane memory skills. She remembers stuff more so than I do, but perhaps it’s “pregnancy brain” getting in the way. All I know is that she is smart, cute and drinking formula when she was younger has not affected her in a negative way.

Do what’s best for you and baby. Because a happy, healthy mother AND baby should always be number 1.

And don’t let anyone make you feel like any less of a mother if you feel like breastfeeding is not for you. IT IS HARD. Plain and simple.

Visit Enfamil or call 1-800-BABY-123 (1-800-222-9123) for more information and to request a free sample.

*In amounts supported by clinical research.  As measured by Bayley cognitive scores.

**As measured by Bayley-III cognitive score at 12 months in a different formula with MFGM added as an ingredient

This is sponsored by Enfamil® Infant Formula.

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19 Comments

  1. May 9, 2018 / 1:01 PM

    That is amazing! This sounds like a fantastic alternative to breast feeding or supplementing if you can’t produce enough milk. I love that it has such a huge emphasis on brain health.

  2. May 9, 2018 / 7:02 PM

    I think I used Enfamil for a little while. I both breastfed, bottle fed and formula fed my kids. I got them used to it all. I did breastfeed for most of the first six months then for more calories I supplemented a couple times of day with formula. I saw always just do what is best for you.

  3. May 9, 2018 / 7:05 PM

    When I had my girls, I wanted to breast feed so badly. There were issues with my first two so I was unable to. I supplemented with formula and my girls are healthy and strong and perfect.

  4. Rose Ann Sales
    May 9, 2018 / 10:51 PM

    Breastfeeding is still my first choice but a time comes that you need to find an alternative most especially for a working mom and it looks like this formula is one of the best choices.

  5. May 10, 2018 / 12:31 AM

    I may not be a Mom but I have strong feelings on this topic and they are this – FED IS BEST. However you have to it, as long as it gets done. Breast, bottle, whatever, a fed baby is best.

  6. Elizabeth O
    May 10, 2018 / 2:09 AM

    This looks like a real great product and I hope it’s really helping you out. I am an advocate for fed is best. You do you! 🙂

  7. Ruth I
    May 10, 2018 / 5:15 AM

    Good thing that there is product like this. A big help to moms and babies. Yes to Fed is Best.

  8. May 10, 2018 / 6:00 AM

    It’s good for moms to know that there are options! No two moms are alike. Glad to see you found what works for you when it comes to feeding.

  9. May 10, 2018 / 6:28 AM

    With the twins my supply was great but when we had our third and I was still nursing the twins I had to supplement with formula. It’s nice that formulas have ingredients I trust.

  10. Preet
    May 10, 2018 / 9:14 AM

    Enfamil is really a great brand of Milk supplement for baby. My kids use this when they are still a baby.

  11. May 10, 2018 / 2:38 PM

    This is some very useful information. Some moms just do not know!

  12. May 10, 2018 / 2:40 PM

    This is so true. I actually had to stop for awhile; no juice to keep going.

  13. Shubhada Bhide
    May 10, 2018 / 6:24 PM

    Aww! Your daughter is so adorable. enfamil is the best milk supplement for babies and moms and first-time mom need to know about this.

  14. May 10, 2018 / 6:46 PM

    I had so much trouble breastfeeding, then switched over to pumping, and finally started supplementing. I ended up switching over to formula. I was completely stressed out and it was nice to have a variety of options.

  15. Lisa Rios
    May 10, 2018 / 8:37 PM

    I agree with this. Everyone should do what is best for them and not judge others for their choices.

  16. Chastity
    May 11, 2018 / 6:39 AM

    Thanks for making this post about breast feeding. I am in the planning stages of having a baby and everyone is mention breastfeeding is a must! I really don’t want to do it and they have a bit of an attitude because of my choice. I wish people would support women who make their own choices on what’s best for them instead of making it dramatic.
    It’s good to know about brands that I may consider when that time comes for me. Thanks

  17. May 11, 2018 / 2:24 PM

    This is great and thanks for sharing! I don’t have kids yet, but this product sounds like a fantastic alternative to breast feeding especially if you’re not able to produce enough milk.

  18. May 14, 2018 / 11:49 AM

    It’s nice to see a post for moms who don’t breastfeed. In my day there wasn’t so much pressure to breastfeed. Sure we knew it was good for baby but we also knew that formula provides the same nutrition and it was really a choice. Enfamil has been a trusted choice in our family for babies for over 30 years!

  19. May 16, 2018 / 2:29 PM

    Breastfeeding is great for your baby and definitely helps with bonding. I did it with both of my kiddos for 10 months each. Until they starting biting me!

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