Did this happen to anyone else when their LO was born

Discussion in 'Formula Feeding' started by bluebaby, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. bluebaby

    bluebaby Wife & mum to a princess

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    I was watching one born every minute the other night and it got me thinking about the birth again.

    When I had just had Madi and I told the midwife I was going to formula feed she told me that a midwife had to do the first feed. At the time I thought nothing of it but when I look back now i think why? :shrug: I should have been able to do the first feed, kinda annoyed about it now.

    Anyone else have this?
     
  2. OmarsMum

    OmarsMum Well-Known Member
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    I was planning to BF but I didnt have any milk. When they finally agreed to give Omar formula after 20 hrs the MW fed him using a syringe & she didnt let me do it. I didnt think about it as I only wanted him to take something into his tummy as he was jaundiced.
     
  3. bubbles123

    bubbles123 Well-Known Member

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    When I had LO they just asked before the birth if you wanted to BF or FF. Then they just bought you formula if you said FF (with much disdain I might add!). I saw others ladies on the ward get formula like this as I was intending to BF at the time. Then they left you to it after the birth. So it was definitely the parents who did the first feed. Why would a midwife have to do it unless it needed to be done quickly for a medical reason? Only thing I can think of is to check that the baby is feeding Ok I suppose.
     
  4. Cookie1979

    Cookie1979 Well-Known Member

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    Same as above I was trying to breast feed so didnt get any formula, but I saw other ladies come in who ff and I didnt see a mw once do a feed, it was the mums that did it from the very first.
     
  5. Mrs Doddy

    Mrs Doddy 1 pink 1 blue

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    I fed jess but she was such a fussy thing they did end up doing it alot of the time but the certainly didn't interfer
     
  6. bababas

    bababas Well-Known Member

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    I was not even ask. The midwife just pressed LO head on my nipples after he came out. I wanted to BF so it didnt even occur to me. but now that you mention it. I was only asked what kind of pain relief I was planning.
     
  7. llsarahll

    llsarahll Mum to Ryan

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    I fed Ryan for the first time they asked me how I was feeding and I said formula and they got me the bottle etc and left me to it xx
     
  8. Windmills

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    No, I fed Daisy x
     

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