In my house, Breast is Best. As many of you know breastfeeding is very important to me. Of all the things that motherhood brings, I think the gift of feeding, nurturing and bonding with my daughter is the greatest. I feel I am among a lucky minority of women who had no problem breastfeeding my daughter. I know so many woman who have struggled. Shed countless tears. Experienced pain and heartache and many who in the end, were unable to continue breastfeeding at all. But, lets face the facts. Sometimes, an exclusively breastfeeding mama needs to get out of the house without the baby. If for no other reason then sanity.
If I were to quantify Coraline's bottle usage I would say it was rare. Date night with my husband and girls night out with my girlfriends are the only times I have taken out the pump to make a bottle. It was heartbreaking the first time because I love feeding my daughter. The first time we gave her a bottle I said to my husband and mother, "why don't they make bottles look like boobs?" Funny isn't it, you would think that the best and easiest thing to do would be to replicate a breast as closely as possible. So when I found The Very Hungry Bottle made by Mimijumi, I secretly checked the house for hidden listening devices. I love when that happens...finally, someone makes some sense.