“Why I Chose Formula Over Breastfeeding"– Actress, Ashley Tisdale

 

"Why I Chose Formula Over Breastfeeding"– Actress, Ashley Tisdale

 

High School Musical star Ashley Tisdale and her composer husband, Christopher French, welcomed their daughter, Jupiter Iris on March 23rd. Unfortunately, she has had problems trying to breastfeed the baby, and has recently announced her decision to rather feed her formula baby to save the stress.

 

The singer/actress wrote on her Frenshe website:

"You see your friends who are new moms feeding their babies make it look so easy. But no one tells you how hard it really is.

“I think there’s this pressure around the subject of breastfeeding and that those who do it are the best moms, but that’s not true. Our journey started on day one in the hospital when Jupiter was having trouble latching.”

 

The frustrations continued for both mother and child till she Ashley had to resort to pumping and feeding her daughter breastmilk by bottle:

“I pumped all day, and never looked forward to pumping. I would look at the pump like it held me back from really being in the moment with Juju and enjoying my first weeks of motherhood.

"At that point, I turned to my husband and said ‘I feel like we’re striving and not thriving with this breast milk situation.’”

 

Concerned about her daughter’s feeding experience, nutrition and well-being, the star says she couldn’t take it anymore and had to switch to formula.

 

“I felt great knowing that there was another option out there for us. And Jupiter loves it, which makes me the happiest! So, it might not have been an easy ride from the start, but I’m glad we found something that’s trusted and works for us.”

 

We wish the family and the baby the very best!

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