To all of the ladies who have responded to my posts and also to the ones that I see responding to other posts...
You are all so very encouraging!! While you all know (and I know too!) that breastfeeding is best, you don't critisize people who are either breastfeeding and supplementing with formula or those who are formula feeding only... I have only seen loving words and encouragment to people who are struggling with their new little ones and who only want to do what is best for their babies.
I breastfeed during the day and supplement with formula at night and have gotten some heavy critisism from "friends" who think that the only good way is their way. Everything I have gotten from here has been gentle and kind and not overly opinionated and for the most part I've noticed the same for other posts.
I believe that each mom knows what is best for her own child and herself...everyone wants to do what is good for their child, but we have to do what is good for us as well, because an unhappy and stressed mom doesn't make for a happy baby, and we should all enjoy this time as much as we can!!
Sorry to ramble, but I really am very impressed with the ladies here.
Thank you for making me feel welcome and for letting me know that I am doing a good job no matter what. I need to hear that every so often.