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.
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!!
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.
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.
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!
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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