On this episode of the My Little Eater Podcast, I’m so excited to chat with Mallory Whitmore, also known as The Formula Mom, to really dig into the world of baby formula and the (unfortunate) shame associated with it. Mallory and I both experienced the guilt so many moms out there feel when they choose to use baby formula and bottle feed vs. struggling through breastfeeding when it just wasn’t working.
In this episode, we talk about all the things you want to know about formula feeding, like why it is so stigmatized, why it’s not okay to make moms feel less worthy than those who can breastfeed, and why support for moms who choose to formula feed is needed – desperately! We discuss the common myths about the different kinds of baby formulas on the market and how to choose the right one that works for you – after all, there isn’t a one size fits all approach here!
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Mallory is a mom of 2, educator, advocate, and certified infant feeding tech. She’s the face behind The Formula Mom, an online platform that helps new parents make informed, confident, and supported infant feeding decisions– without guilt or shame! She can be found on Instagram @theformulamom or on her website.
Check out her Instagram for more helpful tips and education on formula feeding your little one, without the guilt and shame! https://www.instagram.com/theformulamom/?hl=en
Make sure to check out her website for helpful resources on formula feeding, a full formula guide and informative blogs too! www.theformulamom.com.
Experiencing the guilt as a first time mom (3:00)
Why is formula feeding so stigmatised? (10:10)
Myths about formula (13:02)
Why formula feeding support is needed (18:47)
Different types of formula out there (23:30)
Advice for expecting and new moms (33:00)