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Old Sep 20th, 2009, 12:02 PM   21
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Personally, I have no ideas on this. I will see how things pan out when we are there. I do not want to put pressure on me to say "I will" and then find out I can't and by the same token I dont want to say "I wont" as I may want to.

I am very conscious that I want my OH to be part of the whole bonding experience too though so if I do, it will be expressed and given in a bottle from the start so that Tim can feed the baby too.


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Old Sep 20th, 2009, 12:25 PM   22
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I'm not sure if I'll be able to, I had a breast reduction over 2 years ago so only time will tell!

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Old Sep 20th, 2009, 12:50 PM   23
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I'll be BF. I BF Byron until 8 months and will definitely do at least as much with my next assuming nothing extreme gets in the way of that. I might like to go to a year next time but it will depend on my work situation.

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Old Sep 20th, 2009, 23:40 PM   24
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It depends on how my birth goes. I was ill after this baby. If that happens again.. FF definitely. But if it all goes well I may try BFing. But I will be prepared for FFing as well and I won't feel bad if I can't or anything like that.

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Old Sep 21st, 2009, 01:00 AM   25
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I'm definitely going to give it a good try, if it doesn't work out I'll be a bit disappointed but it won't be a huge deal to me. It's just something I've always wanted to do, cheaper, promotes a special kind of bonding and has various health benefits... It's just something natural to me and I'd really like to give it a go.

I'd also like to try pumping/extracting milk so DH can have a go at feeding...

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Old Sep 21st, 2009, 02:02 AM   26
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I don't see a reason why I should not breast feed. It has all a young one needs

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Old Sep 22nd, 2009, 03:44 AM   27
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Should all go well and there are no reasonable barriers to me doing so, I aim to breastfeed, whilst getting them used to taking expressed milk from a bottle occasionally. I know that it's something that I missed out on to a degree as my mum had to go back to work when I was just a few weeks old. I've been told stories about how I wouldn't take expressed milk from a bottle and how it was a 2 person job for my grandparents to spoon feed me just so I got something and I know it's something that my mum feels guilty about to a degree. I couldn't leave my baby knowing that something like that might happen, however unusual that may be. Also, OH is all for encouraging me to breastfeed so it's just as well it's something that I always intended to do!


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Old Sep 22nd, 2009, 04:45 AM   28
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I'll definately breastfeed the next one, provided I can get Edward off to give them a chance

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Old Sep 25th, 2009, 06:14 AM   29
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im breastfeeding my twins (as we speak lol) and its great. i bf my eldest too but not for long. i never even considered ff the twins, not because i dont agree with ff or anything (eldest was ff from about 1 month old) i justy kinda assumed i would b bf them. it has its difficulties but the nutritional benefits for them make it so worth it. they do have formula at night as they did in hosp coz of their blood sugar and im hoping to wean them off soon. i def recommend bfing if only for the bonding factor. i love the way they look up at me when they are feeding and they smile now which is really cute when the pull off and give me a huge grin

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Old Sep 28th, 2009, 07:10 AM   30
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I never got the chance to breastfeed my DD, and I am pretty determined I will BF the next baby!

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