A very personal choice
What type of milk to feed your baby is a deeply personal choice for many mums. ‘Every mother wants to give her child the best – if you think breast milk is the best, okay. You can choose the milk you think is good for your baby. At the end of the day, mother and baby must be happy. If you breastfeed under pressure and you’re never happy about it, the child feels it.
‘We shouldn’t be judging people. Always it’s us women who judge other women. I have clients who don’t tell others they feed their babies formula. One said, “I give the bottle! I can’t say that. I tell them and they judge.”’
One of the arguments against formula, discloses Hor, is that mums supposedly can’t bond without breastfeeding. ‘Sometimes people who don’t breastfeed feel they don’t bond with their kids.’ That’s just not true – there are many ways, she adds, to connect with your baby. Whilst it’s true that you can have lots of cuddles with breastfeeding, ‘you can also have cuddles and skinto-skin time and massages [while feeding] formula.’