From Breastfeeding to Formula: Ashley Tisdale’s Story
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Transition to Formula Feeding

From Breastfeeding to Formula: Ashley Tisdale’s Story

In Ashley Tisdale’s mind, her and baby Jupiter would share the special experience of breastfeeding together. Jupiter had other plans, however… Instead of forcing a stressful situation, Ashley made the transition to formula feeding, which led to a more positive experience for both.

From day one of motherhood, Ashley Tisdale learned that breastfeeding isn’t easy for all mamas. On top of all that there is to juggle, Baby Jupiter wouldn’t latch, adding an unexpected curveball into the mix. She continued to try, but that only made each of them more frustrated. Ashley points out that this was not how she wanted to start their new relationship; she wanted their feeding experience to be loving, not stressful!

While she truly wanted to breastfeed and, admittedly, also felt some pressure from social media to do so, it just wasn’t working for her. She didn’t want to force it anymore. This was about Jupiter, not her, and when she tuned in, she knew her baby was telling her to take a different route.

That’s when Ashley did research on formula feeding, said goodbye to the stigma around it, and made the transition. She landed on Enfamil Enspire, Enfamil’s closest formula to breast milk. With 5-in-1 nutrient benefits, it covered the bases Ashley was looking for to support Jupiter’s health and development. It’s the #1 formula brand recommended by pediatricians, and it includes the important nutrients she was looking for, for example:

  • Immune-supporting Lactoferrin, a protein also found in breast milk
  • Brain-building Omega-3 DHA in a global expert-recommended amount[1]
  • Prebiotics for gut and immune support

“This is it,” she knew. Ashley is now an Enspire brand ambassador.

As it turns out, transitioning from breast milk to formula feeding was a decision that changed the game. The bond that Ashley and Jupiter shared only got stronger, considering how positive and easy feeding became. And even with switching from breast milk to formula, they still share an intimate feeding experience.

“The thing about formula is that you still have that same special moment with your baby that you do with breastfeeding,” Ashley explains. “You’re still looking into your baby’s eyes, whether it’s with your breast or a bottle.”

The icing on the cake is that her husband, Chris, now gets to feed Jupiter and experience these special moments, too! Most importantly, Jupiter loves the formula. As Ashley shares, she’s been thriving on it.

 

If breastfeeding works out for you, there is no doubt that that’s amazing, but Ashley’s story reminds us that sometimes reality may challenge expectations. She’s an inspiring voice for those who face similar struggles, reminding fellow mamas to let go of the stigma around formula feeding, and choose what’s best for your baby, instead.

We know that baby feeding plans can change, and that’s okay. If you’re looking to transition baby from breast milk to formula, we hope that Ashley’s experience helped give you some insight!

 

[1] World Health Organization recommended amount of DHA is 0.2%-0.36% of total fatty acids/ Similac=0.15% vs. Enfamil=0.32% of total fatty acids.