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Niki Taylor’s Blog: Figuring Out Four Kids

11/30/2011 at 08:00 AM ET

Thanks for welcoming our celebrity blogger Niki Taylor!

Since making her debut on the cover of Seventeen at age 14, Taylor has become one of the industry’s most recognized faces, at one point appearing on six covers in the same month.

After a near-fatal car accident in 2001, Taylor underwent 41 surgeries and multiple blood transfusions during her recovery. Earlier this year, she appeared on Celebrity Apprentice, with the American Red Cross as her charity of choice.

Taylor, 36, currently makes her home in Nashville with husband Burney Lamar, daughter Ciel, 2½, and twin sons Jake and Hunter, 16. You can find her on Twitter.

In her final blog, Taylor shares her thoughts on welcoming her fourth child — son Rex Harrison arrived on Nov. 16.

Rex Harrison Lamar – Courtesy Niki Taylor


Oh my goodness, a new title: Mother of four. What?! Who, me? Are you serious?!

It’s always that moment as a mom when you think to yourself, “Okay, I have four kids — now what? And who is going to help me figure this all out?”

How do you wrap your head around the fact that God gives you these kids and then sends you on your way home? Where is the instruction book? Where is the help?

I always laugh a bit to myself upon the exit from the hospital as I contemplate that they really just let you walk out with this tiny peanut. Frightening at times!

Mom and Rex on his birth day – Courtesy Niki Taylor

Bringing Rex home was definitely an adventure, especially with a 2½-year-old big sister who is not used to seeing her doll babies move. Burney and I got quite the laugh when Ciel squealed, “It moved, it moved!” — the “it” would be baby Rex.

We received lots of questions and comments about his name — Rex Harrison Lamar — and I hate to disappoint, but Burney and I just happened to be the second set of parents that liked the two together as a name! So no, he was not named after the actor.

Ciel and Rex – Courtesy Niki Taylor

Big brothers Jake and Hunter have already jumped in to help with baby duties and feedings. Hunter is a feeding master and Mom is grateful for the helping hands!

Last week, Grandma and Grandpa Taylor landed in Tennessee for the Thanksgiving holiday, so the house is full of family, love and new life. Not to mention a full pantry, butter, baked goods and a serious calorie run…

Note to self — detox is on my agenda very soon. So good getting it down, so hard getting it off! Thanks Mom!

Hunter and Rex – Courtesy Niki Taylor

More seriously, pregnancy and delivery could not have been a bigger blessing. If you are pregnant I highly recommend the Baby Plus system. I am not a paid spokesperson for this product so this is straight from my mommy beliefs.

I just saw such a difference in using it my last two pregnancies, in the baby’s sleeping patterns and their little alertness cycles and I guess I want to give credit where credit is due. I am not a scientist but I really believe in these devices.

Ciel and her stuffed T-rex – Courtesy Niki Taylor

If 10 years ago anyone would have told me that today I would be married to the man of my dreams and mothering two more additions to Jake and Hunter, I probably would have laughed. It is amazing that God really does have good plans and I see that in my family, in my marriage and in my children.

What more could a woman want than these things? I am honestly content and blessed beyond words.

I am sorry that my blog time with you all is coming to an end, but I have enjoyed writing to you and talking about Taco Bell, family and raising kids.

Rex Harrison Lamar – Courtesy Niki Taylor

Please keep in touch by following me @nikitaylorinc on Twitter for updates!

Much love,

– Niki Taylor

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gaga on

congrats niki!!

best wishes

Janae on

Her little girl looks just like her husband.

Melanie on

Love the photos Niki, thanks so much for opening up your family life to us. Rex is adorable. I’ve enjoyed having you as a blogger. Best of luck in the future!

Tee on

Sweet! Thanks for sharing, so enjoyed seeing the pictures, A lovely family you have.

Ash on

Beautiful family.

Paige on

He’s so cute. Love reading Niki’s blogs. :)

AW on

Beautiful children! Love the picture with Ciel holding Rex. Hunter feeding him is sweet too.

Denise on

Best Wishes to the whole family. Enjoy your newest addition to the family.

Kitty on

As a breastfeeding advocate, I hope that is a bottle of pumped breastmilk. :) If it isn’t, oh well. Congrats to you and your husband, Niki!

shelbelle on

Oh my Niki you made me tear up a little about the man of your dreams and all your children part coming true. God Bless, you deserve the world! Always a beautiful spirit.

will you please come back to Vogue when the time is right? lol I loved your modeling work!

AllisonJ on

What a great family! Niki seems so down to earth. Best wishes to them and being a mom of four beautiful children!

Synclaire on

He is precious and looks like his Mom! Congratulations to all!!

Tammy on

Whether its Breastmilk or Formula in that bottle…your gonna be find. I have 4 children also…when I brought my 4th one home…my oldest was 5 1/2…You’ll be fine…looks like you have LOTS of help. Congratulations on your newest addition. Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays/Season’s Greetings/Happy New Year. (I think I got them all) :)

heather on

and what if it’s not Kitty? who cares? formula isn’t poison.

Cheritina on

Such a beautiful family, congratulations Niki you deserve the world!

Louise on

I just wanted to comment on Kitty’s comment about breastfeeding. I would hope you would be a little more sensitive when posting comments about being a breastfeeding advocate and you sure hope that is breastmilk in that bottle. I wonder, maybe she cannot breastfeed, maybe her body didn’t produce milk and maybe it is a sensitive subject for her.

I think no matter how you choose to feed your children, you must remember that not everyone is able to feed their children through the breast.

Niki, your family is beautiful and more importantly so are you, and I am glad to hear that everyone is adjusting well to Rex’s arrival!

Boo on

@Kitty – very insensitive. There are many who can’t breastfeed. And for you to post “I hope that’s breastmilk in that bottle” is very unthinking and uncalled for. And what’s it to you if it isn’t?

I hate stupid people.

Mimi on

I watched Niki on “Celebrity Apprentice” and was really impressed by what a genuinely nice person she is. I am so happy that after the heartache of losing her sister, and her near death accident, she has finally found such happiness.

Sharon on

What a lovely woman, her children are so beautiful. Best of luck to Niki and her family.

Jenny on

Congratulations to your beautiful family Niki !

molly.one on

Congrats to Niki and her family! Beautiful children, all of them! It sounds like they will have so much fun- big families are wonderful.

Just wondering…it sounds like the BabyPlus she was talking about is for during pregnancy, yes? Not something to be used once the child is born? I took a look at the website quickly and just wanted to make sure…I am expecting, via adoption.

Congrats again!

jamtx on

Boo – I totally agree with you. I hate stupid people too. Anytime a celebrity says anything you get the crazy people saying something about their lifestyle. It is just ridiculous.

She is just a Mom like the rest of us. Also who cares how she feeds her baby just that she feeds her baby. Really people get over yourself already.

J on

These are the kind of celeb blogs you need more of People.com. Upbeat people like Niki and Marla with positive articles, not the whiny neurotic complains from that other woman and her defensive attitude because a lot of people don’t care for her gloom.

Kaylie on

Oh gosh the whole family is gorgeous! Sad to see her blogs coming to an end I always got a good laugh out of them.

Traci on

@Kitty – you’re just a plain idiot.

Bugsmum on

Niki your family sounds so wonderful and warm! Congrats on the safe arrival of your latest blessing.

I had to laugh at Ciel’s reaction to her brother! My nephew was born 8 weeks prem and weighing just a pound and a half. My 3yr old niece thought it was the best thing in the world that her “babies” were bigger than her brother.

Merry Christmas to your family from mine.

Chrissy on

Why is Kitty “insensitive”, “stupid” and “an idiot”? She said she hoped it was breast milk, but if not oh well, then went on to congratulate them. Breast-feeding is great, but if you can’t do it, or just choose not to, there’s no shame in that either. Congrats, and lovely family.

Melisa on

Kitty get your head out of your ARSS! People like you are so flipping obnoxious. Maybe she pumped. Maybe she used formula. Maybe a an alien dropped down from Mars and filled that bottle. Who gives a $hit about what that kid is eating?? Breastfeed your minions until they are 20, that’s your choice. But for crying out loud, respect people and their decisions on what is best for their baby.

PS. I breastfed my 3rd child until she was 9 months old. She was BY FAR the sickest child I have ever had. RSV at 2 months, multiple ear infections, and H1N1 at 11 months. Breastmilk is not the magical cureall wonder-drink that the world has it made out to be. Some babies cannot tolerate it at all.

blessedwithboys on

Well, I agree with Kitty so I guess I am an idiot, too! haha

Mae on

I agree with Chrissy, Kitty wasn’t slamming the idea of formula or those who use it- just that she is an advocate for nursing. Regardless, Congrats to the family!

Mira on

Kitty’s comment was insensitive and stupid? Maybe in some bizarro world it is, but in this world it’s a caring and smart thing to say.

Breast milk is the best thing for babies. Just like natural food, rather tan artificial flavours are best for adults. Choosing formula for your baby over breast milk is like pumping your 10-year-old full of koolaid, rather than giving them fresh squeezed orange juice. It isn’t a crime, but it sure isn’t the smartest choice.

Ace on

I agree with Kitty. For you women who say there are many women who “can’t” breastfeed do some research and the actually number is <3% of women. Some women are just to lazy to put in all the effort….harsh but true

JMO on

“it moved” – LOL so cute :)

btw I wonder what you all would think of my mother when 30 years ago she put my brother on cow’s milk at 5 months old! *GASP* omg the thought! She couldn’t breastfeed because he was born premature and back then there was only like 2 or 3 kinds of formula. He ended up throwing up every bottle of formula she ever gave to him. Once she gave him cow’s milk he never threw up another bottle again! Don’t get me wrong he isn’t always the sharpest tool in the shed but I would say he has grown up fairly well despite my mom’s terrible abuse!

kendrajoi on

Now Melisa’s the idiot. Are you serious? Some babies cannot tolerate breast milk? What planet are you from? I would venture to say that breastfeeding your kid had nothing to do with her illnesses.

It probably is pumped breast milk in that bottle.

I think she has a beautiful family.

Avery on

Congrats to Nikki! I agree, she seemed so kind and genuine on Celebrity Apprentice.

dsfg on

I say it’s the woman’s body, it’s her choice. There are many MANY reasons to not breastfeed. I find it ironic that most people are okay with a woman having an abortion, but become irate when a woman gives her baby formula instead of breast milk. And Mira, comparing formula vs. breast milk to kool aid vs. freshed squeezed orange juice just doesn’t make sense . . . it wouldn’t be good for your child to be pumped full of kool aid OR orange juice.

Jewel on

cute baby but Rex………Its a dogs name

Alli on

Ace, I am in the “less than 3%” that you speak of and it irritates me when people like you call me lazy for not breastfeeding my children. I for whatever reason could not produce enough milk for my kids so I had to give them formula. I tried everything under the sun to try to produce more and it didn’t happen. Guess what? My kids haven’t been sick nearly as much as some the babies that I know that were exclusively breastfed! I also wouldn’t call someone who chose not to breastfeed lazy, its a personal choice, and it may not be for everyone.

Congrats to Niki and her family! Rex is beautiful!

Boo on

@Mira – “choosing” formula over breastmilk? Really? You just assume that every woman who isn’t breastfeeding is simply making a choice?

@ACE – less than 3% of women actually can’t breastfeed? So what. Percentages don’t mean a damn thing when you can’t breastfeed. Laziness has nothing to do with it.

Amanda K on

Aw. What a cute baby! Nikki has always been a role model when I was growing up in the 90s and I enjoy her blog. She seems like a sweet and genuine person.

Jillian on

Thanks for sharing your beautiful story! I can’t wait for more! Your family is beautiful.

I am so blown away by the name calling. I hope you don’t teach your children to name call when they disagree with someone. My gosh.

Lisa H on

After my first child almost DIED from trying to breastfeed; I decided I would never let that happen again. The 1st week of her life was terrible for both of us. I was sleep-deprived, exhausted & trying everything (including medicine that gave me nausea- to the point where I was crawling). Some people just don’t produce enough (or any milk.)

Anyway, with my second child, my hospital asked me “BREAST OR BOTTLE”? I responded, “Bottle feeding WITH love and WITHOUT guilt.”

Too much pressure on women & babies CAN die when milk is not coming out (and an exhausted new mom nursing 10+ hours a day is not in the right state-of mind.) By the way, my kids are awesome, healthy and beautiful, and very smart!

I wish Niki & her family the best!!!!

Denise on

I like her so much. Such a “real” person, no fake, phoney celebrity bs with her!! She’s got my vote. Beautiful baby, beautiful family!! If she chooses not to breastfeed or may not be able to for some reason, that is her flipping business, nobody else’s!!

Shannon on

so precious

NeeNee on

How a woman feeds her kids and What a woman feeds her kids is HER choice. I will back up whatever way a mom goes with feeding her baby. However I get tired of the breast only perspective and the know it all moms that think one way is the only way. I had three children and chose NOT to breast feed, I couldn’t stand anyone, including my husband hanging off my chest, I have never found pleasure in that, and it is my right! I tried to breast feed and it was not comfortable at all and before some psycho mom tries to say I wasn’t doing it right…yes I WAS doing it right! I also will add I had more bonding with my babies than most mothers do without ramming my boobs down their throats.

I had two healthy children and one that was sick all the time with ear infections and asthma and she would have been that way regardless of what I fed her. Both my daughters chose to breast feed their kids, my youngest daughter, the one that was sick all the time as a child bottle fed her oldest who is perfectly healthy in every way and is now breast feeding her youngest who now has excema and starting to also show signs of asthma. You can do the research or preach to the moon about how breast feeding is better, but in some cases it simply is NOT the best.

All we need to do is follow our instincts and do what WE feel is best for the particular circumstances concerning our kids, either way the important thing is to nurture them and keep them safe and as healthy as possible and STOP criticizing other mothers for their choices. I raised three loving kids and they were nurtured and loved regardless of what I fed them and YEAH they love me and respect me and also love their own kids in the best way possible.

NeeNee on

as for a mom calling another lazy because she doesn’t breast feed her baby….get a clue honey, it’s a lot more effort to get you butt out of bed or off the couch and go make a perfect bottle of formula than it is to roll over and drop a boob in the babies mouth, from the research i’ve done seems more babies die from being kept in the beds with the boobs than being picked up, fed a bottle and then placed back in the crib.

The main argument I had with my oldest daughter was that she got lazy about feeding her baby because she would co sleep with her and just roll over and drop her boob in my grand daughters face, can’t tell you how many times I heard the baby struggling for air or screaming when she rolled over on her. So NO bottle feeding is not lazy, it actually might be safer in some cases! Both ways have pros and cons!

yourglamazon on

God Bless you and your family, Niki. We pray that you have the choicest blessings always!! :)

KellyA on

He is precious!

I don’t think Kitty’s remark was meant to enflame anyone. I think she stated her personal belief, which right, wrong or indifferent is her right to do!

I am not sure how in the world this turned into a breastfeeding vs bottle feeding debate. What is next? Are we going to dicuss circumsision? Vaccines? Home birth vs Hospital birth? It is a personal choice, one that I am sure every mother contemplates and then decides personally what is best for them and their baby. I am one of the >3%. I was breast feeding for nearly 10 hours a day. At my daughter’s 1 week check up, she had lost over a pound from her birth weight. Did I want breastfeeding for my baby, yes. Could I have it, no. My boobs plain old didn’t work. You know what, she is fine! So were the two I had after her.

It is always wise to walk a mile in someone elses shoes.

Just my 2 sense. Live and let live people!

erica on

Congrats Niki and Burney. These pictures are so beautiful. Best wishes in the future.

Kitty on

LOL! Loving the hateful comments about my breastfeeding opinion. I have no shame in advocating for breastfeeding. While I understand there are some mothers who cannot breastfeed, the % is in the VERY low single digits. I will always promote breastfeeding over formula because breast is best regardless of what anyone says to the contrary.

I also followed my breastfeeding comments with “If not, oh well” and continued to congratulate her. Breastfeeding or formula feeding is a choice. Whatever a woman’s choice is what it is. Own it and live with it. I CHOOSE to breastfeed (or shove my boob down my kids’ throats-as a commenter wishes to refer to it) because it is natural (not manufactured-i.e. formula), the best for my children, and FREE!!!

Lay off on your hateful comments (“stupid”, “idiot”, etc). Feed your kids what you want. I promote a healthy alternative. So there.

Once again, Congratulations Niki!! Love your family of four. Best of luck to you and yours.

Momof3Boys on

@NeeNee – I had to address your response as you have several misconceptions about breastfeeding.

#1 – Hating the sensation of nipple stimulation is no excuse. I can’t stand it – and I mean I REALLY can’t stand it. But I successfully breastfed all three of my children for at least a year. I had techniques, such as watching TV, reading a book that would keep my mind off the sensation. And I’m damn proud of persevering through the discomfort because I know I gave my children the best start they could ever have in life.

#2 – Lacking a supportive parent is not helping your daughters. It’s obvious that you are not supportive of their decision to breastfeed and I only hope that you don’t push your opinion on them as you have in your post. Being the parent of a newborn is difficult enough and it’d be nice if you actually educated yourself on the EXTREME benefits of breastmilk and supported your daughters in their choice (just as you seem to have educated yourself on the dangers of co-sleeping). They should be praised, not condemned in their breastfeeding efforts. It’s not your way, but it certainly is not the WRONG way.

#3 – It’s laughable that you think bottle-feeding formula is MORE effort than breastfeeding/pumping breastmilk. There are so many things wrong with your statement that I don’t even know where to begin… how about breastmilk digests faster than formula – so baby is hungry more often than formula-fed baby (which means LESS sleep for mom)? How about baby depends on YOU and ONLY YOU to feed, which means little freedom for mom? How about when baby is going through growth spurt, they are completely attached to you as they work at increasing your milk supply, which is quite a bit more difficult than mixing up an extra ounce or two of formula in a bottle? I could go on and on.

Breastfeeding was very difficult for me. So many things I did not understand and the one thing that encouraged me to continue doing what is proven to be the best, most perfect food for baby was SUPPORT: support from women who’ve been there and understand, support from lactation consultants, support from my mother, support from my husband, support from my dog, my cat, everyone. So, instead of judging your daughters in their choice, be proud of them because they are certainly putting the best interest of their babies first.

JMO on

What works for one person isn’t going to work for another but at the end of the day nobody cares about anyone’s opinion on what they THINK is best.

Rex is adorable just like his big sister Ciel.

Reese on

Coming from a woman who’s breastfed her children, you’re not a better mother if you nurse your children as opposed to breastfeeding them. If you think so, you’re simply delusional. It’s not the devil and definitely not comparable to Koolaid (thanks for the laugh, though).

Angel on

I have enjoyed reading your blog very much. Congrats on the new addition! You have such a beautiful family and are truly blessed.

SANDY on

NIKKI,I HAVE FOLLOWED YOUR STORY AND SO HAPPY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY,I MYSELF AM GOING THRU ALOT BUT TO HEAR HOW YOU SURVIVED AND WITH GODS GRACE YOU HAVE OVERCAME SO MANY THINGS AND STILL GOING JUST MAKES A BEAUTIFUL TESTIMONY,IT GAVE ME HOPE THAT WE ALL GO THRU LOSS,HARD TIMES,OVERWHELMING CIRCUMSTANCES,BUT WITH PERSEVERANCE AND GODS HAND APOUN THINGS WE CAN SURVIVE AND IN THE END WE CAN HAVE THIS BEAUTIFUL LIFE,MORE THAN WE EXPECTED,JUST GIVES ME HOPE READING YOUR STORY,YOU ARE BLESSED WITH A WONDERFUL FAMILY AND CHILDREN AND HUSBAND,MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR STORY,IT INSPIRES PEOPLE MORE THAN YOU KNOW,SANDY

Danielle on

Thank you Chrissy,
just because someone has a belief that you don’t like or don’t agree with doesn’t mean you get to teat them down it’s because of people like you that more people don’t speak out about what they believe in. I mean who wants their beliefs to be called stupid or to be called an idiot for believing it. I majored in early childhood development, and guess what breastfeeding is proven to be better than formula. No it’s not poison but if you are able to breastfeed your baby is better for it. that is not to say that if you are unable to do so it’s your fault, if your body won’t allow it, it doesn’t allow it. but I believe that breastfeeding is best, if you disagree fine, but don’t say I am mean or an idiot or insensitive for believing in what I believe in.

Shelby on

Congratulations on the newest addition to your beautiful family! My son Rex is 3 now but I remember totally having Taco Bell cravings when I was pregnant with him- too funny. I enjoyed reading your blog posts and wanted to wish you the best of luck.

Canada on

Many women do not produce milk because they are induced and given drugs. This interferes with the hormones that are produced when a woman naturally goes into labor. Breastfeeding is a huge commitment that requires more than a couple days of “giving it a try” to establish. If you chose formula, that’s your choice, we hear you, but do not criticize women who breastfeed for choosing to feed them a far superior product.

Marky on

Kitty, I speak from the perspective of having been a breastfeeding mother, and a BF coach, but there simply was no need to make any comment regarding whether or not there was breastmilk in the bottle.

Canada, I’ve never seen anyone who couldn’t breastfeed because they were induced, or had meds during delivery. i myself breastfed for more than a year, without a single bottle, and I had some meds during labor, as well as Pitocin. No problems with milk coming in, and none with milk production. These rumors can be damaging under certain circumstances, and have no basis in fact. (I’m a former L&D nurse)

Kitty, some moms can’t breastfeed because their babies do not tolerate breastmilk, and though it isn’t common, it is a real problem for some moms who are made to feel like a huge failure by people who speak like you do, and they try and try to keep breastfeeding, while baby doesn’t thrive and like my granddaughter, even go into liver failure. After a month of working extremely hard, and watching the baby fail more and more, the doctor said, “No more!”, and she went on formula. Today she is healthy, but she nearly died while mom tried not to be a failure at what “every mom should do”.

Marky on

Oh, and momof3boys, NeeNee isn’t failing to be encouraging at all, she is being honest. I’ve seen from years of experience coaching and Bfeeding myself, that it is important to put baby first, not your own desires and your “plan”. It is so important to make certain you are much more interested in making certain baby thrives, whether that’s breast or bottle.

I had absolutely no difficulty BF, but gotta say, I’ve known others who did. I had one child who was bottle fed for reasons I won’t go into, and he slept like a rock from 9a.m., to 9p.m. from age 6 wks. No getting up at all. He also threw up multiple times a day, because he ate solids so young. The BF kids slept all night from 4 months, no throwing up, and everyone had allergies, ear infections, etc. BF doesn’t prevent illness, even if we hope it will.

I think BF is best, but no one is going to hear me comment negatively if a mom choses to bottle-feed because it is her choice.

Michelle on

Niki-AMAZING person. Kindest Heart. Not only is she blessed with this beautiful life, her family is blessed to have her. She is so real.

May God continue giving her and her family many blessings!

Jacqui on

Niki or anybody, any info on the type of crib pictured and the bedding?

Susan on

Those pictures of her other kids with the baby just ripped my heart right out of my chest. Merry Christmas, lovely lady!!

CC on

She is a Beautiful, Sweet Woman..She went through a horrible time..IM Happy 4 Her..Her Husband looks Cute and Kind, DECENT

ruby on

My cat’s name is Rex. I would not name a person that. But to each his/her own I guess.

Jeanne on

I am a nurse, some people just CAN”T breast feed , leave it at that. It’s a personal choice ,one of which is NONE of our business.She had a lot of surgery, we don’t know how that affects her ability to breast feed.The formulas now are very comparable to breast milk.You do what you want but stop throwing your opinion around like everyone has to get on the breast feeding bus, remember, it’s a personal choice and that doesn’t include you who are judging. Mind your business .

Chi on

Jeanne, THANK YOU! I tried so hard to breastfeed with my first child, I am pregnant with my second and intend to try again. But I had such a hard time.

I went back to lactation counselors several times in that first month…my son and I just couldn’t seem to get our schedules in sync. It didn’t help that I got conflicting information…one woman told me he absolutely had to latch on consistently for it to work, another told me it was fine for me to pump to keep my supply up…but once he was able to latch properly, my supply had dwindled until it was nothing at all.

It was so sad and disappointing, and then you have obnoxious, even if well-meaning people, who say things like Kitty, or worse, the person who just called moms who can’t breastfeed “lazy”. Way to paint everyone with the same brush!

I assure you I was not lazy. I tried SO HARD to breastfeed my son. It was not meant to be. Over 2 years later, I still tear up when I remember how difficult and stressful that time was for both of us. But he is a happy, healthy, well-adjusted formerly formula fed 2 year old.

Jane on

Enough with the breastfeeding nazis! Sick of it. I wanted to breastfeed, tried to breastfeed for two weeks, saw a lactation consultant and everything and guess what? My boy’s digestive system couldnt handle the protein levels in my milk. So honestly? Shut up about it. None of your business. Not your job to preach to others. Sensitive subject for most mothers and they dont need o listen to your crap. Oh, and btw…my boy is thriving on formula. Big, tall, healthy and beautiful.

Beth on

Who cares what is in the bottle? I can’t pump enough to feed my son while I am at work, so he get formula when the milk’s out. I think it is wonderfully sweet that one of her old boys is feeding his little brother.

Mommyof2 on

Jacqui- you can buy that crib from Target! It is on rockers and everything, it’s an awesome sleeper to have!

ray on

I breastfed my son for so long (1.8yrs) that his great-grandmother would joke he was going to have to go to Community College….

Having said that, my mother bottle fed me in the early 1970′s and I’d like to think I turned out pretty good (Mom would say “Magnificent” but I’m her only child).

HIstorically there are many recorded cases of babies dying because they would not take to the breast. My hunch is there was something in the diet or the nutritional make up of the mother’s milk that they could not tolerate. And that may be something a Mother cannot undo in a few meals. What would you have her feed her child in that case?

As long as there isn’t any beer in the baby’s bottle, let’s be glad that baby has the blessings of love and nourishment.

And let’s stop bashing Mother’s who breastfeed so quickly, America. Just because you haven’t investigated the Medicalization of childbirth in this country doesn’t mean you should bow down to a relatively new, totally unnatural form of human nourishment.

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