Breast or bottle: Either way, you’ve got this!
There is something unique about watching your child while nursing. The benefits of feeding time go way beyond nutrition. It is a special moment – a time to take a break, relax and connect.
Every mom and baby are different and what works for some doesn’t always work for others. Breastfeeding can be very beneficial, but it can also take some effort. If you choose to breastfeed, be patient and give yourself and your baby the time to figure it out. If breastfeeding is not an option for you, that is perfectly ok. Rest assured, whether it is the breast or the bottle, the benefits of spending time with your baby are just as real.
Get Dad involved in the feeding routine too. Burping your baby offers a great chance for skin-to-skin contact. Bath time also represents a great occasion for Daddy-baby interaction while allowing Mom to take a break. These little moments represent quality time between a dad and a baby while creating memories.
Don't worry, it’s normal to be preoccupied by which option to choose. There are lots of opinions out there, but it ultimately comes down to circumstances and to choice. Trust your choice. Whatever direction you and your baby choose, it will be the right one for you. Breast or bottle, feeding time with your baby is one of the most precious moments you will have as a parent. So relax and enjoy. You’ve got this!