Pregnancy 1-11: Baby Food Shopping
WARNING: POTENTIALLY CONTROVERSIAL PARENTING SUBJECT. PLEASE UNDERSTAND OUR CIRCUMSTANCE OF NOT BEING ABLE TO BREASTFEED WILL HOPEFULLY NOT BE YOUR CIRCUMSTANCE. THIS IS A “WORST CASE SCENARIO”
Any pediatrician in the world will tell you that for the at least the first 6 months your baby should be breastfeeding from mom. (Kinda hard to breastfeed from dad…unless of course you are Robert De Niro.)
(There is a lot of great information and classes out there on breastfeeding. You can also find a good summary on classes here: http://bringingupbaby.tumblr.com/post/663523329/ah-im-so-nervous-about-breast-feeding-i-cant-afford and also here: http://bringingupbaby.tumblr.com/post/663453448/on-breastfeeding)
They might also tell you that sometimes due to stress, c-section, health and other problems, mom might not be able to breastfeed. This might only be for a few days after the birth (which is often the case) but it also might be more severe than that.
So you do need to have a backup food supply for your baby because NOBODY screams or cries louder than a hungry baby.
So to have a backup plan ready what type of food do you need to get?
As an important note, we stopped using the powder formula and switched to just straight barley formula after a couple weeks. Our daughter was really not getting along well with the powder as it was making her vomit way too much.
It may or may not work for other babies, the point is to consult your pediatrician.
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