People looked down on me for stopping breastfeeding

I live in a wealthy area and all the mums in my NCT group breast feed their babies. I just stopped breastfeeding my daughter at nine months old ( i started introducing formula from 7 months) and the women in my NCT group were visibly shocked by my decision.  I hated how they made me feel as I was proud I managed to keep breast feeding for more than 6 months and I hated breastfeeding for the last couple of months too. I would never judge someone for breastfeeding for less time than me, we all struggle with it in different ways. I think people being snobby about breast feeding over bottle feeding doesn’t help more people take it up!

Anon – 35

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