I Just HAD to Breastfeed!

It's very interesting to me that so many parents who fed their children "synthetic breastmilk" AKA "artificial baby milk [or ABM]" AKA "formula" feel the overwhelming need to justify their choices. You never hear women who breastfeed making excuses for *THAT* choice...

Well, I just *HAD* to breastfeed. We couldn't afford to buy ABM.

I was just too lazy to wash all those bottles and mix up that formula.

I just breastfed because I couldn't stand to deal with a constipated, sick baby.

I just didn't want to have to buy baby vitamins.

I decided to just go ahead and breastfeed because my DH didn't want to help me feed the baby.

I didn't want to have to look for a way to heat bottles of ABM when we were out of the house.

I know it's lazy, but I just decided to breastfeed until s/he decided to quit because I couldn't cope with the hassle of weaning.

I didn't want to have to get up at night and trudge around looking for a bottle so I just took the lazy way out and breastfed.

Oh, my reasons for breastfeeding were purely selfish - I didn't want to have to change those smelly formula-generated diapers.

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