My friend had her baby a few months ago, even though it was not planned, she had no regrets. We were all excited and happy for her.
As friends, we threw her a baby shower. It was suppose to be before the baby was born. But she had complications and had to give birth before the expected time.
Cutting a long story short, a heated conversation started after I asked her if she was enjoying breastfeeding. Yoh! Listen to her response:
“There is no way I’m breastfeeding. I hate the smell. I hate leaking all over. Imagine sleeping with your boyfriend with leaking boobs, that is so not Ayoba . Besides I have a tattoo, and can’t afford to have it on boobs that look like used teabags, no way, ” she said.
This happened eight months ago and I’m still as shocked as if it happened a second ago.
She went ahead and said: “If there’s an option of using formula milk why not. I’ve never had of a baby that died because of formula milk.”
I know I may be judgemental, but I think mothers who choose not to breastfeed just so their boobs can look like Dolly Parton’s are as good as murderers.
We were both getting emotional about our opinions. One of our friends intervened by saying, “we are all entitled to our choices.”
“What a bunch sick friends I have,” I thought.
Breastfeeding is the best thing a mother can give to a baby, I concluded – not that it made any difference to her decision though.
Breastfeeding is always best for your baby. There are lots of reasons why this is true and unless there is a medical reason why you cannot, then you should always breastfeed.