As a mom-to-be or new mom, you are bombarded with information about how to feed your baby. Breastfeeding, formula feeding, pumping breast milk or a mix of any of those. How do you choose what to do? All mothers have been there and endured the stress of feeding a newborn and baby.

  • Is my baby eating enough?
  • Is my baby gaining enough weight?
  • How do I choose which method to feed my baby?
  • Is formula OK? All I hear is “breast is best.”

From advertisements online and in magazines, to advice (often unwanted) from friends, family, doctors and strangers, how do you make up your mind?

To shed a little light on the often-confusing world of baby feeding, we’re sharing four mothers’ stories about feeding their babies—four mothers who fed their babies four different methods.

Chrissy exclusively pumped breast milk to feed her daughter. Jasmine breastfed while not at work, but supplemented with formula during the day when she stopped getting enough from pumping. Caitlin formula fed, and Erin breastfed and used expressed milk while at work.

We look forward to sharing each of these mom’s journeys with you. Stay tuned over the next few days to read about their different experiences. Tomorrow, we’re starting with Chrissy’s story about feeding her baby exclusively pumped breast milk.

We’d love to hear your feedback as well! Every mother’s story is unique, and often how you feed your baby will change from child to child. Leave us a comment and let us know what method was successful for you and your baby!

Read the stories:

Chrissy’s story-Feeding Your Baby Exclusively Expressed Milk

Caitlin’s story-Feeding Your Baby Formula

Jasmine’s story-Feeding Your Baby: Supplementing Breast Milk with Formula

Erin’s story-Feeding Your Baby Breastmilk