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'Bachelor In Paradise' Star Carly Waddell Reveals She Had To Stop Breastfeeding Her Newborn Son

Bachelor in Paradise Carly Waddell shares how she has chosen to stop breastfeeding her one-week-old son!

It is so sad when moms feel like they are obligated to share to others why they chose to stop nursing and switch to formula. Nobody should care about how a mother chooses to feed her baby. Carly Waddell recently had a baby boy named Charles Wolfe. She initially wanted to breastfeed him because she thought that is what she "had" to do as a mother. She said that so many people made her think that nursing was the only option if she wanted to be a good mother. After only a week of nursing she decided that she was just done and she had enough. She shared a powerful image and a powerful statement on Instagram about how moms shouldn't be shamed if they do not want to nurse their little ones. BabyGaga loves breastfeeding moms and formula feeding moms!

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Carly is a second time mom. She was hoping that she would have an easier time with postpartum this time around since she felt like she was experienced. However, her dreams were kind of shattered. "But I still ache. I’m healing. I’m tried" she writes on her post. She then explained how her daughter Bella cried for months. She was extremely colicky, would throw up all the time and had really bad gas. Nothing Carly did was helping her daughter. She kept on breastfeeding her because she was told that it was "best" for her daughter. Waddell shared, "When I changed Bella to formula, she was a new, happy little baby." She was hoping that with Charlie that things would be different but he was just as upset like Bella was. So, Waddell admits, "I decided to stop breastfeeding and try him on the same formula Bella was on, and within a bottle or two he was so happy. He stopped crying. He could relax. He could sleep. He smiled."

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It’s been a week since Charlie was born, he is the greatest blessing and one of the greatest lessons for me as a mom. I had all these hopes and dreams that postpartum would be easier this time. But I still ache. I’m healing. I’m tried. Bella was such a colicky newborn. She cried and cried for months. Threw up. Had gas pains. I breastfed for months because that’s what I was told was “best”. When I changed Bella to formula, she was a new, happy little baby. This time, I had hopes that Charlie would be different. But it just isn’t the case. I decided to stop breastfeeding and try him on the same formula Bella was on, and within a bottle or two he was so happy. He stopped crying. He could relax. He could sleep. He smiled. There is such a stigma about breastfeeding. If you don’t do it, you don’t care about your children’s health. You don’t love your kids enough. You’re being selfish. You just aren’t being a good enough mom. Honestly, I know my comments will prob be full of people telling me all sorts of things I could have/should have done to make it work for us. But the one huge thing I found this time is that I made a really hard decision within myself as a mom to listen to my gut about what was best for my child. And you know what...it worked. He is soooo happy and that is all that matters. I wanted to be real and thank you guys for checking in with me on how I have been doing this week. It’s been beautiful and painful at times. Thank you for all y’alls love and congratulations. It means SO much to me 😊 #cabbageleavesforthewin

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It is time to stop shaming mothers for not breastfeeding their babies. There is such a stigma about breastfeeding. "If you don’t do it, you don’t care about your children’s health. You don’t love your kids enough. You’re being selfish. You just aren’t being a good enough mom." She then says that she knows that so many people are going to fill her page with things she could have done, or should have done to make it work. Then she says, "But the one huge thing I found this time is that I made a really hard decision within myself as a mom to listen to my gut about what was best for my child. And you know what...it worked. He is soooo happy and that is all that matters."

She wanted to thank her fans for checking up on her and making sure that she is okay. She said that it has certainly been difficult at times. She has said that it has "beautiful and painful."  Audrey Roloff wrote on her comments saying, "Rock on Mama" Every comment was amazing and encouraging her in her mothering journey. The comments were full of support for her being so bold!

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