This easily on of my favorite photos of Charli. Even though she’s three years old now, she was so much fun to photograph back in the day. Now I can barely get her to stand still long enough to get a blurry shot of her.
I feel like Charli was the easiest baby, not because she herself was easy, but because I had finally let go of all the hangups from my previous newborns, which allowed me to actually enjoy the little moments with her.
My biggest hurdle, of course, was accepting life as a formula feeder. I don’t think I can ever say it enough. All that matters is a happy, fed baby.
I felt like such a failure when I couldn’t breastfeed my first, and again with my second. There was so much stigma, and so much pressure to breastfeed that I fell into a deep, deep depression when I failed.
That is not OK.
How a baby is fed should never lead to a mother becoming depressed. With the hormone overload, sleep deprivation, and everything in between, how a baby is fed shouldn’t matter in the slightest.
This is why I love Stage 1 Gerber® Good Start® Infant Formula. It was there for me as a reliable alternative to breastfeeding. It kept my babies full and happy.
Now my girls are all growing up and are healthy despite two of them receiving my husband’s and my genetics for asthma. They are great eaters, are a healthy weight, and very bright. So when it comes to the great debate, don’t even engage. Just feed your babies. Be happy.
OMG. Can they please be this little again?!
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