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Old Feb 26th, 2011, 08:26 AM   21
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I tried to bf my dd for 3 days but I had nothing for her and it was really stressful so next time I will not be bfing at all. I personally find it really odd to see 3 year olds still breast feeding. When they're eating so much other stuff I don't feel it's necessary. I had planned to bf until weaning which for us was 19 weeks, but that didn't go to plan! I would never have been a public bf'er either so my LO would have had formula early on, regardless of whether or not I could have bf.



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Old Feb 26th, 2011, 08:31 AM   22
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My plan is to breastfeed for a year... I definately think by 10 months i will be only expressing my milk for the baby though, because many people have told me its easier to wean them when they are using bottles. I hope to not have to everr supplement with formula because I am a nanny and the lady i work for always has drops in her milk and Im basically giving her child half formula half breast milk.



 
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Old Feb 26th, 2011, 09:40 AM   23
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I would like to breastfeed until a year. This will be my first so I have no idea what to expect but I plan to persevere and get loads of advice on here.

And yes I will be breastfeeding in public, I'm not going to spend money on bottles and pumps when baby can get it for free!!!



 
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Old Feb 26th, 2011, 11:10 AM   24
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Pixxie, thank you for that, I didn't know that. Although it was my hv and mw that advised me I should stop as my supply wasn't there. She was unsettled from the first day i breastfed, its not something that started at 3 weeks. She would feed for no more than 5 minutes then scream and scream and id repeat the process over and over, it was literally every 5 minutes for the first 3 weeks! I think it has a lot to do with the fact that Summer was in scbu for her first 48 hours and was drip fed so I wasn't able to breastfeed her until her 3rd day. My mw said as my supply wasn't used right away that can have a big effect on the supply that comes through so I'm hoping that next time I'll be able to breastfeed as soon as he/she is born to establish good feeding straight away!

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Ah I see, yes it will have affected your supply drastically of you couldn't feed for 48 hrs. Those first few days are the most important for establishing a supply. If it was low to begin with its no wonder you struggled at the 3 week growth spurt! Hope it goes better for you next time

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ye ive heard that your no longer embarrassed about anything after a baby. its not that i think id offend anyone its just that i feel id be to shy to do it infront of people i didnt know...but as you said i probably wouldnt be bothered after actually having the LO. xx
Trust me once the midwifes had her hand in your vagina and scooped up your poo nothing will embarrass you

Seriously though once bubs is here you'll find the thing you are most concerned about is that bubs is getting fed, not that you might flash a nipple for 2 seconds xx



 
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Old Feb 26th, 2011, 14:35 PM   25
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i always said it was something id have a go at and if it didnt work then i wouldnt beat myself up over it. When lo arrived it felt like the most natural thing to do i had one sore nipple the first week due to latching on in the dark when i was knackered but that soon cleared up. I introduced a bottle from about 2 weeks and he weaned himself at about 5 1/2 months as he decided that bottles were easier/quicker and there was much more exciting stuff to do than being a boobie monster. I felt really sad about it but it was the easiest and less stressful way for him to do it, so be it! At the time my first goal was have a go the secong was 6 weeks and the 3rd was 6 months i knew that i had to wean by the time i went back to work as it would have been much more difficult to continue due to my hours etc and especially so as my husband is now working away!

My friend had a baby 5 days ago and when she was pregnant she wasnt sure at all about breastfeeding but her mum made her give it a go she said its so easy and natural and she is so glad she gave it a go.



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Old Feb 27th, 2011, 13:34 PM   26
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I plan on breastfeeding. Mainly because I'm cheap and have no interest in washing bottles. Formula is so expensive. My sister breastfed all 4 of her children and they pretty much weaned themselves at around 18 months. My sister is a stay at home mom, so it's easy for her to have the support. I plan on going back to work after 3 months, so I bottles and pumps will probably be involved unless I get the opportunity to work from home for 3 months after my maternity leave. Once the child starts cereal at six months I'll probably try to wean.

As others have stated, this is my plan, but if it doesn't work and I have to use formula than so be it.



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Old Feb 27th, 2011, 17:56 PM   27
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I am still breastfeeding my LO at 8 months and intend to go till at least a year. I have also nursed anywhere are everywhere you could think of - if my baby was hungry I fed her

I totally intend to BF baby number 2 and again hope to go to at least a year



 
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Old Feb 28th, 2011, 02:18 AM   28
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im aiming to breatfeed for atleast 6 months...but id love to get to 1 year!



 
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Old Feb 28th, 2011, 10:53 AM   29
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I breastfed both my boys till each were around one and a half years old (problems getting both off - nightmare) mainly as they would not entertain a bottle at all from the beginning. I had problems latching Oliver on only later to find out he was badly tongue tied (been corrected) and boy did i feel the difference when i breast fed Kyle, he had a better suction - hurt! I found if i rubbed the breast milk on my nipples when they were sore and let the milk dry in - they healed quicker than with the creams etc you get for it. Also the breast pads dried them out, not sure if its to do with whatever is in the wooly stuff? But i never used pads when i breast fed kyle as the let down wasn't as high strung (meaning i could hear a baby cry and it wouldnt set them off leaking lol) Also - i became a comforter for my boys, i so wished they'd of taken a dummy (firmly believe in them as they can be thrown away - fingers cant lol) as i'd not of had such a big job getting them off the breast! Truth be told Oliver was over 3yrs and kyle was almost 3 when they fully completely was off it.

The though of bottles and possible tummy unsets over sterilising them sorta put fear in me as i thought if i got it wrong - baby would obviously be the one who suffered - thats why i never inteneded to fully bottle feed them - not that my boys would of allowed me lol

My health visitor kept putting my babys weight etc on a formula fed babys chart, and i found out when pregnant with Kyle that breastfed had bottle fed babys have different charts. Anyone else found this?



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Old Feb 28th, 2011, 11:11 AM   30
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Ive got to be completely honest, the idea of breastfeeding once they've got teeth kinda freaks me out. So i'm planning to do so up until about 6 months. Also because the baby will be going to nursery where i work and there are regulations for making up babies bottles anyway let alone with breastmilk. Therefore i think i'd express and the babies bottles at home can be breastmilk and at nursery he/she can have formula. I bet you it wont end up at all like that but at least ive got an idea of what i want to do x



 
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