I can’t think of anything I really did that is against the rules.
We tried to give both Wyatt and Judah a pacifier on a couple occasions but neither of them were into it. Even our early supplementing was with a dropper for the first weeks (months?) which I’m pretty sure is accepted.
I’d sneak a nice dark beer every few weeks when I was at my wits end with supply issues, but plenty of people will tell you that dark beer is good for your supply.
If anything, I followed too many rules instead of listening to my own instincts and listening to my baby.
Actually, I did break a rule, and I continue to do it over and over, even though I am long past breastfeeding: I tell women it’s OK to supplement. I tell them it’s OK to use formula. I tell them breastfeeding is not all or nothing.
No one told me that. I had to figure that out on my own and it took a long time. I was still able to breastfeed my son until he weaned just after 12 months.
(Why do I always feel like someone is going to take my breastfeeding badge away after admitting that?)
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