A report out today which is based on a survey of 1526 babies (!) claims that bottle-fed babies are less cranky than breastfed babies.
Oh. My. God.
Before I go any further I’m going to say again that I bottlefed my baby and I don’t care how anyone feeds their own long as they’re properly nourished. I don’t advocate breastfeeding over bottle-feeding or vice versa.
But how silly to suggest that one method of feeding will make babies more content than another kind of feeding. How irresponsible.
Babies can be sensitive to their mothers’ stress or anxiety; or they may be uncomfortable in some way; and some babies are simply cranky.
My own baby could be spectacularly cranky, in fact. And he could also be incredibly sweet.
Now he’s a teenager, nothing’s changed. It’s. Just. His. Personality.
This kind of reporting is UNHELPFUL to mothers. Please make it stop.