Today, I am already emotional. Jack's reflux is acting up, he isn't napping and he is in pain. I just want to cry.
I needed to go to Target for some diapers and I about had a nervous breakdown. First off, he got really upset when I turned the car off. He doesn't usually do that. I had to sit in the backseat, take him out of his carseat and calm him down. Poor little man. He was just so tired that he fell asleep in my arms. I put him back in his seat and we were on our way.
Since he was napping, I took my time at Target. It was quiet in there and I wanted to just enjoy my stroll.
I bought some of those pre-made formula bottles. Jack hasn't gotten formula before (although I have been tempted many a time due to all our issues) but I wanted to get these for an emergency situation. We are going on a long plane ride in two weeks and in case my supply tanks or I am not able to pump for some unforseen reason, I wanted to be prepared. Nothing wrong with planning for emergencies right?
As I was leaving the aisle, this woman looks at extremely sad and says "Formula isn't good for babies you know".
How do you even respond to something like that? She doesn't know my situation or all the struggles we have had. She doesn't know that I was buying them for a plane ride and most likely won't be using them anyways. SHE SHOULD MIND HER OWN BUSINESS.
I said nothing. I just walked away. Later, when I got to the car, the stress of the day got to me and I cried.
There is nothing wrong with formula feeding your baby. And how dare a stranger try to suggest that there is. The fact that I am feeding my baby is the most important thing. It doesn't matter how I am feeding him.
I am trying not to be bothered by this, but I truly am. Why would a stranger feel the need to comment about my parenting? F you lady at Target.