13 Moms Get Real About Why They Chose Not to Breastfeed

Liz Alterman | Nov 10, 2016 Baby

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Whether folks believe "breast is best" or "formula is just fine," they probably have pretty good reasons to back it up. While the issue often causes a great divide among moms, it's a personal one. No matter which way mothers choose to nourish their babies, it's important to remember that at the end of the day, they feel good about it and their little ones remain happy, healthy, and well-fed. We asked moms in our CafeMom community what made them decide not to breastfeed

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Breastfeeding is an incredibly personal issue. While some moms want to play things closer to the chest, other moms found that they had good reasons for deciding to forgo the boob for the bottle. From mothers who wanted to be able to sleep through the night, to those who experienced medical reasons that prevented them from feeding, to the ones who just simply didn't want to breastfeed -- there is no wrong or right answer to how a baby gets fed. All that matters to a baby is that there is food! Motherhood is hard enough as it is -- these moms were making the best decision that felt right for them. 

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For moms who choose to bottle-feed their baby, these honest responses might be recognizable. 

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