Are you never satisfied, Breast Nazis?
With my first child, I supplemented with formula. I make no secret of that, and honestly, I don't see wrong anything with it. (It saved me from needing the vitamin supplement drops that I spilled on our sheets and could not be washed out after three runs in the washing machine. WTF?) But certain women called me out and said it was horrible, HORRIBLE to give my baby formula.
My idea of "horrible" is the three month old baby I saw in the ED with multiple fractures from abuse. But whatever. I was HORRIBLE for giving formula.
With my second child, I was totally on the ball. I started pumping during my maternity leave and had a huge stash of breastmilk when I went back that was the envy of all the villagers. The only problem is that I have to actually use that milk before it expires, so I store my freshly pumped milk and use the frozen milk that is close to expiration.
Except now I'm HORRIBLE for using icky frozen breastmilk over the freshly pumped milk. I mean, what the hell is the point of building a stash if I'm just going to let it expire and throw it away? And then what will I do when I ramp down the pumping and now my whole stash is expired?
Of course, it doesn't matter because I'm horrible for using a bottle at all. I should be nursing directly all day. And all night too, since it's HORRIBLE to try to train your baby to sleep through the night.