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Old Jan 24th, 2013, 09:39 AM   1
nicksi27
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Are you planning on breastfeeding?


Hi ladies just wondering how many of you are gonna be breastfeeding? Im going to at least give it a go. I know im gonna be the only one doing the feeding through the night but realistically i would be anway because my OH is at work and, more importantly its best for baby. My mum has always drilled into me that bottle feeding is best...its as if she thinks breast feeding is dirty or something but shes totally wrong. She says if i breast feed im gonna be knackered, totally stuck because nobody will be able to babysit if me and OH want to go anywere and ill be stuck upstairs feeding the baby when people come round (i dont think id feed my baby in front of people), she also said i wont know if baby is getting enough and ill leak milk all over. What are your opinions/experiences? I sadly lost my first baby and a few days later my milk came in and that was soul destroying because i knew i was making milk to feed my LO but couldnt. Im thinking im gonna at least give it a go this time.


What are your opinions?



 
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Old Jan 24th, 2013, 09:46 AM   2
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Definitely.

I FF my first and BF my second and wouldnt choose to FF again. Breastfeeding was much easier and more convienant and you have a immediate comfort for baby.

The first few weeks are hard and can be painful but i am so looking forward to experiencing BF again with the boy.

They feed alot and that can be hard, every hour for upto a hour to begin with so i never found feeding elsewhere practical.

I cant wait to do it again



 
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Old Jan 24th, 2013, 09:52 AM   3
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I think I'll give it a go too- but if I'm honest I don't like the idea of it at all. Has anyone done a bit of both? Ill be stalking this thread!



 
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Old Jan 24th, 2013, 09:55 AM   4
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I BF my DD for her first year, and plan to do the same with this one. I think it is definitely worth it to try, and if you are having trouble at first, please seek out a consultant (I did!) for help before giving up, there are so many wonderful consultants out there with great advice and help!!



 
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Old Jan 24th, 2013, 09:56 AM   5
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I've fully Breastfed two so far, it's work in the beginning but so much easier and cheaper after established! I think it helps to be dedicated to doing it, and having a supportive husband partner. Couldn't imagine any other way for us.



 
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Old Jan 24th, 2013, 10:03 AM   6
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I will try to bf but have inverted nipples so not sure how it will go. For me bf is natural and will be better for the baby plus it can have health benefits for us too. I hope to express once established so OH can help.



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Old Jan 24th, 2013, 10:07 AM   7
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plus it can have health benefits for us too. I hope to express once established so OH can help.
Good point that would be good so OH could still feel involved. Ive read it can help you lose your baby weight too



 
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Old Jan 24th, 2013, 10:10 AM   8
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I voted that I won't be BF, for my own personal reasons. I think it is a lovely thing to do if you choose to, and I wish you lots of luck and hopefully a little more support. Your mother's views are just her opinion, and opinion is not always fact!



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Old Jan 24th, 2013, 10:19 AM   9
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I'm hoping to try, and then to express so oh can feed baby too. Baby is due in June, and I'm a bridesmaid in August and September, so means if I can express, my mum can have baby overnight for us. I also lost my first. My milk came in straight away and I hand expressed in hospital for him, but he never got it so they donated it. I was then given tablets to stop my milk. It is heartbreaking having the milk but no little one to feed. I'm open to formula feeding if breast feeding doesn't work for us though x



 
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Old Jan 24th, 2013, 10:26 AM   10
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I hope to - it's a very big aim for me parenting wise.

I want to EBF for the first 6 months (I do have a pump, and will pump once she's well established so that DH can feed her or my parents can have her for a couple of hours.

Then once she's on food as well as still plan to BF as long as I can, until she self weans hopefully.

I know people will have their comments, but it's something I feel very strongly about and will be very upset if I can't.



 
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