breastfeedingg??

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  1. ashleypauline

    ashleypauline K&A's Mommy

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    first of all, i dont want this thread turning into a debate. we all know that "breast is best" and that with good reasons, breast milk is considered better than formula. But we also know that whether you BF or FF you are still an amazing mother!!

    Here is my issue. From the first day i found out i was pregnant i had basically decided i was going to FF. Just personal choice and i have reasons, but those arent important. The problem is, eric has said a couple of times now that he read breast milk is better for bean and i tell him i knoww but i just dont think i could do it. Now that it has been brought up a couple of times it makes me wonder if i should just try it even though i am not really wanting to.

    any moms out theree that have tried even though didnt want to at first and loved it, or even hated it? i just need some advice =/
     
  2. Bexxx

    Bexxx Momface.

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    There's no harm in trying, you can always go to formula if you don't like it, but you can't really go the other way. You could just try for the first couple days, see how it goes? :hugs:
     
  3. ashleypauline

    ashleypauline K&A's Mommy

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    this is true. i could try for the first couple of days. i just dont want to get it in my head that i am absolutely going to do it and then have something go wrong to where i cant do it and then i feel like i have failed
     
  4. NewMommy17

    NewMommy17 Mommy To Kyleigh ;-*

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    I plan on doing both . Its worth a try and if you succeed in breastfeeding thats great if not at least you tried . Your still a good mom like you said no matter how you feed
     
  5. beanzz

    beanzz Mama to 2

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    Obviously i haven't tried it as im a ftm to be still like you. I just wanted to say that you dont have to try it if you dont want to. I have a friend who FF straight away just because it was what she wanted. Nowadays the formula is so good its close enough to breast milk that babys are still getting the nutrients they need to grow and develop their immune system just like they would if they were fed by boob. You can always try it though, there'll be a midwife there to help you in the hospital. :flow:
     
  6. xSarahM

    xSarahM Two Beautiful Angels

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    I've never breastfed, so none of this is from experience, but just the advice i'd give to myself if i was in your position..
    I'd say at least give it a try. BFing isnt for everyone, but if you dont try you dont know what you're missing out on. And you might end up loving it! If it turns out that BFing isnt for you, there'd be nothing wrong with calling it a day and switching to formula.
     
  7. amygwen

    amygwen Mom to Kenny & Gwendoline

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    Oh god, I loved breastfeeding! Probably moreso than what I thought I would. Since LO would be born w/ a cleft lip I wasn't sure if I could but I definitely wanted to at least try, when he latched perfectly and I was able to BF with no problems it just made the experience even more enjoyable! We breastfed until he was 16 months old and it was great. It was hard in the beginning since you feel like you have a baby attached to you 24/7 but it does get easier and more enjoyable. I loved being able to do something w/ LO that no one else could. It was such a nice bonding experience.

    Anyway, with that being said, at least try it. Then you can make a decision on whether or not you want to. I can understand some people not feeling comfortable doing it or just not wanting to do it, but I say don't knock something unless you try it first :D
     
  8. Fruitmash

    Fruitmash Well-Known Member

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    I'd say give it a go for the first couple of days, so baby can feed on colostrum, then if it's not for you, no one can say you didn't give your baby the best start. Me and OH weren't BF, and if it doesn't work, we won't be losing sleep over it. Sometimes, it can't work, no matter what you try. I personally think that would be the best of both worlds :)
     
  9. Bexxx

    Bexxx Momface.

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    Don't then :haha:
    Just have in your head you'll do the first few feeds? I've read a lot on here about people regretting not even trying it.
    I'm a bit biased anyway, I LOOOOOOOVE breastfeeding Isla. Soooo easy :thumbup:
     
  10. Leopard

    Leopard 2yrOld;3rdTriBoy

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    The only suggestion I have is try it (even 6 days of bf is beneficial!) and if you don't like it, revert to formula, and don't forget you can express as well, so maybe supplimentary with express?
     
  11. KiwiMOM

    KiwiMOM Well-Known Member

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    Agree with what has been said.. I don't want to get on my high horse BUT Formula works, but breast is best.. what if you give it a go and LOVE it? It is hard at first (so I've heard anyhow) there are other benefits of BF than just the food part, it helps your uterus shrink back to normal size, helps you burn off the baby weight and is a great bonding experience and its FREE. I don't have anything against people who formula feed because I think it comes down to what works for you but if you give it a go you can't say you didn't try. It doesn't work for heaps of people, and those people for who it isn't a question for make it work.. but if it doesn't you definitely aren't a failure!

    My OH & MIL are pushing me to cloth diaper and not co-sleep while at the same time telling me to do what I want and ignore my mother :dohh: I said I want a crib to have around, not that I don't want to co-sleep! And I feel guilty about not cloth diapering in some ways, but in others it just isn't for me :shrug: and I think you've got to feel strongly about something like that to be able to put effort into it.. I feel strongly about breastfeeding but I can understand where you are coming from on the FF front. Do what is right for you.
     
  12. almostXmagic

    almostXmagic in love & wtt :)

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    my mom was the same way. had no interest in breast feeding but agreed to try after my grandmother pestered her enough about it and she loved it. ended up breast feeding all 3 of us.
     
  13. try4girl

    try4girl Mom of 2 soon 3

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    Hi. I just wanted to say when I nursed my first son I to was on the fence and my mother told me try if it don't work then stop, and this is what I did. But the first two weeks hurt so bad I thought I was going to crawl out of my skin every time he latched then one day it just all went away and I started to LOVE it, and now with my son we are 15 months and still BF and with him it hurt also but I would not change it for the world. I hope you find the best fit for you and your family.
     
  14. jemmie1994

    jemmie1994 Evie's Mummy <3

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    just try it for first couple of days, thats when all the antibodies LO needs are in the milk, if you dont like it switch to formula or try expressing? i dunno im kinda undecided too really want to give LO the goodness of breastfeeding but feel abit weird about it :S
     
  15. Dragonfly

    Dragonfly Mother of 4

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    I didnt want to do it either but then I tried on birth and I am still going and breastfeed both babies, I seen the benefits for myself so I kept at it. All you can do is try and see its hard to say when you are at this stage now. You will get booby traps set to make you fail sadly comments and stuff but you can do it :)
     
  16. tinkerbelle93

    tinkerbelle93 2 little boys :)

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    I agree with everyone else and just try it and see how it goes :) But if you end up formula feeding then there's nothing wrong with that. xx
     
  17. aidensxmomma

    aidensxmomma 4 on Earth, Many in Heaven

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    I agree that it's a good idea just to try. When I was pregnant with Mady, I decided just to try breastfeeding her and I really loved it. I had to stop after three months to go back on medication, but if I wouldn't have had to, I would have continued longer. I didn't try with Aiden and after I did with Mady, I wished I would have tried with him too. :flower:
     
  18. ashleypauline

    ashleypauline K&A's Mommy

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    thank you girls!! ahh you girls are soo helpful! i think I actually might try! Love you girlies!
     
  19. flubdub

    flubdub Well-Known Member

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    Definitely have a go at it. It's not just about the milk, but the closeness too. I love breastfeeding :D
     
  20. x__amour

    x__amour Mommy.

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    I was definitely a bit iffy about BFing before I had my LO. I didn't know much about it and wasn't sure how it would work out. When I tried it, I actually really enjoyed it! It's an incredible bond! Unfortunately didn't work out but I would definitely recommend at least trying! :D
     

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