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Old Oct 7th, 2009, 03:48 AM   41
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Ok lets bust those myths ultimately only 5% of the population cant breast feed. I know of people who have breast fed cleft lip and palate babies. Its natural health benefits are loads and regardless of how ill i was i would still feed baba.

As for feeding in public you are protected in the UK up until the age of 2, and there is a penalty on 2500 aprox for people trying to stop you.

as people have said no screaming or waiting 10min for bottle to heat.
you roll over and away you go

THE BOOB THE WHOLE BOOB AND NOTHING BUT THE BOOB.

to me there is no other choice and i would quite happily feed other kids my liquid gold milk.
wet nurses in America earn up to $1000 per week for there services and I would fully support this.

also premature babies benifit from breast milk as mumma milk is adapted to there needs.

Who in there right mind would give a baby cows milk and yet formula is powdered cows milk with additives e.g iron and vitamins.

to me any one should get money to breast feed and support to buy bras to ensure good support.

there is also limited research that breast milk helps cancer patients and others with immune diseases , this is in its infancy however but results look encouraging

Some people can not BF. Full stop.
Hopefully I can extend on this in a bit more of a sympathetic and friendly way!

What Sapphireg is saying is quite correct, there are very, very few 'biological' (I can't think of a better word) reasons that prevent breastfeeding. Almost everyone has the ability to breastfed. I think I read that only 1% of women don't produce enough milk, and they are able to partially breastfeed.

The problem is, is there is not nearly enough support and education on breastfeeding. Doctors are not experts and more often than not, they will tell mothers to give up breastfeeding to take medication.

For almost every condition, there is medication that is suitable for a breastfeeding mother, enabling her to continue feeding.

I've experienced being told I need to stop breastfeeding and take medication. Luckily I knew this wasn't the case, and printed off information for my Doctor, who then sought specialist advice and came back to me with a medication I can safely take while still feeding my son.

It is terrible when a Mother has to take something that means she cannot breastfeed, but most of the time it is just terrible advice. I think if anyone is told she cannot breastfeed due to medication, she needs to seek real specialist advice. Asking on the Forum here, the Kellymom forum, or the LLL of BFN are good starting places. The local library often has a copy of Medications and Mothers' Milk in the reference section - this is the ultimate guide to breastfeeding and medication. Sadly I've never met a GP who has heard of it!

Morgan1983, if you were taking something that meant you could not breastfeed, I'm really sorry for that situation, it must have been so hard for you. I'm also very sorry if you were given incorrect advice.

I hope this isn't seen as an aggressive or rude post, I just wanted to put this 'out there' to help people reading see that almost always, there is a way to breastfeed.



 
Old Oct 7th, 2009, 04:01 AM   42
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I was also told to stop breastfeeding my som was 5 weeks old and we were doing well with BF and i was diagnosed with MRSA!!!

I was told that if my son caught it off me he would die !!! i was literally midfeed when i was told this so i stopped there and then and it has plagued me ever since - i was very sick and didnt question it !!

Since then i have and it was a load of tosh !! I feel awefull that i did not fight but i tell you whet nothing would stop me doing it again !! NOTHING



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Old Oct 7th, 2009, 04:05 AM   43
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Ok lets bust those myths ultimately only 5% of the population cant breast feed. I know of people who have breast fed cleft lip and palate babies. Its natural health benefits are loads and regardless of how ill i was i would still feed baba.

As for feeding in public you are protected in the UK up until the age of 2, and there is a penalty on 2500 aprox for people trying to stop you.

as people have said no screaming or waiting 10min for bottle to heat.
you roll over and away you go

THE BOOB THE WHOLE BOOB AND NOTHING BUT THE BOOB.

to me there is no other choice and i would quite happily feed other kids my liquid gold milk.
wet nurses in America earn up to $1000 per week for there services and I would fully support this.

also premature babies benifit from breast milk as mumma milk is adapted to there needs.

Who in there right mind would give a baby cows milk and yet formula is powdered cows milk with additives e.g iron and vitamins.

to me any one should get money to breast feed and support to buy bras to ensure good support.

there is also limited research that breast milk helps cancer patients and others with immune diseases , this is in its infancy however but results look encouraging

Some people can not BF. Full stop.
Hopefully I can extend on this in a bit more of a sympathetic and friendly way!

What Sapphireg is saying is quite correct, there are very, very few 'biological' (I can't think of a better word) reasons that prevent breastfeeding. Almost everyone has the ability to breastfed. I think I read that only 1% of women don't produce enough milk, and they are able to partially breastfeed.

The problem is, is there is not nearly enough support and education on breastfeeding. Doctors are not experts and more often than not, they will tell mothers to give up breastfeeding to take medication.

For almost every condition, there is medication that is suitable for a breastfeeding mother, enabling her to continue feeding.

I've experienced being told I need to stop breastfeeding and take medication. Luckily I knew this wasn't the case, and printed off information for my Doctor, who then sought specialist advice and came back to me with a medication I can safely take while still feeding my son.

It is terrible when a Mother has to take something that means she cannot breastfeed, but most of the time it is just terrible advice. I think if anyone is told she cannot breastfeed due to medication, she needs to seek real specialist advice. Asking on the Forum here, the Kellymom forum, or the LLL of BFN are good starting places. The local library often has a copy of Medications and Mothers' Milk in the reference section - this is the ultimate guide to breastfeeding and medication. Sadly I've never met a GP who has heard of it!

Morgan1983, if you were taking something that meant you could not breastfeed, I'm really sorry for that situation, it must have been so hard for you. I'm also very sorry if you were given incorrect advice.

I hope this isn't seen as an aggressive or rude post, I just wanted to put this 'out there' to help people reading see that almost always, there is a way to breastfeed.
Thank you hun. Your post was alot friendlier.I am all for knowledge, but in the correct manor.
I think many women give up BF as they are not given enough help/advice.



 
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Old Oct 7th, 2009, 04:24 AM   44
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I'll BF all my children. I love doing it with Amelie I'll do it until she self weans.



 
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Old Oct 8th, 2009, 13:30 PM   45
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Im gonna be brave and be the first person in this thread to admit to not wanting to breast feed

*shields self from people preparing to throw rocks & insults*

I know that my experience is nowhere near as far reaching as a proper scientific study, but i am going to base my decision depending on what i have witnessed, and not what i am told!

Of all the babies i know and have known (obviously this is just my experience) the breast fed babies seemed constantly hungry and grumpy, and the breast feeding mummies knackered and stressed. This is why i will formula feed: i do not want my babies to be constantly hungry and grumpy, and i do not want myself to be constantly knackered and stressed.

As for the health side of it, from what i have experienced the breast fed babies have all been less healthy than the bottle fed babies! Asthma, general sickness, and pneumonia no less! As such, I believe there are far too many factors that make a sick child, than to be able to pin it on one thing. I think that you either have a child who is prone to sickness, or you dont!

I also think that you learn a lot from ur parents, and my mum bottle fed her 3 babies- none of us have ever been actually admitted to hospital for anything other than a broken arm: which even breastfed children would have got if they fell off a shed roof.. that was my naughty sister- not me!!!

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Old Oct 8th, 2009, 14:59 PM   46
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Hey

I'm still up and down about this one. For years as a teen and young adult I was convinced I wouldn't - I'm really flat chested and figured I would not only be daft to try but unable lol!!! Anyway, I've since come to learn and realise this is most likely utter nonsense and therefore I'm pretty keen to try.

However, I have nothing against people who FF and if I have to I will. I do hope to BF tho

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Old Oct 8th, 2009, 15:08 PM   47
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Hello

I intend to breast feed, ok its a selfish reason but I am a little lazy and cannot be bothered with sterilising bottles etc, I just intend to whip out the boob .. (so much easier)

Plus, as I have been told by many people breast feeding has health benefits etc etc. and it is a bonding experience and I would like to bond with my child as much as possible, its something only a mother can do so its special

However, if I can't breastfeed I don't think I will go to wars over it, I do not feel strongly either way, breast feeding would just be my own preference and at the end of the day everyone is different! I have known friends to bottle/breast feed and I have seen no obvious differences between the two. My mother would have bottle fed me had I not been allergic to the baby formula, hence I was breast fed.




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Old Oct 8th, 2009, 15:22 PM   48
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i will breast feed, but if there is a problem with it then it wouldnt bother me having to bottle feed, but i would definitely try to breast feed because of the benefits.



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Old Oct 9th, 2009, 07:14 AM   49
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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 Oct 9th, 2009, 07:29 AM   50
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I intend to breastfeed next time round, but hopefully I will be more relaxed about it. Things didn't go to plan this time round and I really got myself down about it, hopefully next time things will go better but also I think I'm more prepared and I know where to look for help now x



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