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Breastfeeding or bottle feeding? Shelsies a mommy! 1 child; Wareham, Massachusetts 384 posts
14th Jun '12

Both are great, which one do you prefer? I'm still iffy about breastfeeding.

.nnnb British Columbia 18155 posts
14th Jun '12

breastfeeding all the way. I consider it a privilage. So many moms wish they could and struggle.

Shelsies a mommy! 1 child; Wareham, Massachusetts 384 posts
14th Jun '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting SmashleynSmallyPants:</b>" breastfeeding all the way. I consider it a privilage. So many moms wish they could and struggle. "</blockquote>



This might sound weird, but my midwife told me it could give you an orgasm.. And after she told me that I've been pushing it away. :( it just made me uncomfortable.

mommy to R [ERF] 1 child; Alaska 344 posts
14th Jun '12

Breastfeeding! Still breastfeeding my 13 month old :D

*Bun #2 baking* Due January 21; 49 kids; Winston-Salem, North Carolina 1149 posts
14th Jun '12

Breast feeding. If you can, you should, it gives so much immunities to baby & helps you shed the baby weight. Not everyone can, but I loved it. I was iffy until I tried & then it worked so well. Still nursing at 13 months & 8 weeks preggo :)

Shelsies a mommy! 1 child; Wareham, Massachusetts 384 posts
14th Jun '12

I heard the first 6 months are important to breastfeed. But I have to go to school, and I'm gonna be a single parent with not much help. Could I switch him to regular formula after 6 months?

HappyMom:) Due August 15 (girl); 1 child; Indiana 402 posts
14th Jun '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Shelsie. [27 wks.]:</b>" Both are great, which one do you prefer? I'm still iffy about breastfeeding."</blockquote>



I breastfed my son and absolutely hated it but most women enjoy it. I still plan on breastfeeding my daughter since breastmilk is better for babies and I'd definetly suggest that you give it a shot :) It's not going to hurt anything to try.

Mother of Broccoli. 1 child; California 12595 posts
14th Jun '12
Quoting SmashleynSmallyPants:" breastfeeding all the way. I consider it a privilage. So many moms wish they could and struggle. "


:!: I agree. While bottle feeding works for us, I wish I could have BFed longer. I was hospitalized for 2 weeks and was on heavy antibiotics that were not safe for my LO. We were both naturals at it, and I loved it.
Though what matters most, IMO, is that the child is being fed.

Shelsies a mommy! 1 child; Wareham, Massachusetts 384 posts
14th Jun '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mother of Broccoli.:</b>" :!: I agree. While bottle feeding works for us, I wish I could have BFed longer. I was hospitalized ... [snip!] ... safe for my LO. We were both naturals at it, and I loved it. Though what matters most, IMO, is that the child is being fed. "</blockquote>



Yeaaaah, Im gona be on seizure medication, I have epilepsy. And my neurologist told me it wouldnt be a good idea to take the meds while I'm pregnant so I don't know how I'm gonna work around that :(

Miss Ashley +2 2 kids; New York 3790 posts
14th Jun '12

i had to formula feed my first. this one im going to breast feed. you could always pump while breast feeding so that who ever will watch him has food.



its free - & its better for the baby scientificly speaking lol

.nnnb British Columbia 18155 posts
14th Jun '12
Quoting Shelsie. [27 wks.]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting SmashleynSmallyPants:</b>" breastfeeding all the way. I consider ... [snip!] ... told me it could give you an orgasm.. And after she told me that I've been pushing it away. :( it just made me uncomfortable."


no, I know what she means I guess. Like breastfeeding immediatly after birth, it contracts your uterus and helps it shrink back down to its original size. I could actually feel it. When you breastfeed it does release alot of oxytocin, that lovey sort of feeling, and once you get the hang of things, its pleasurable but its not in the sense that it feels sexual. Our body's are dsigned to feel those hormones so if wont be this confusing, sexual, innappropriate thing. Its nature bonding the two of you, you know?
The chances of you having an orgasm while breastfeeding are so unlikely. Ive never heard of it, its never happened to me and I EBF'd for 10 months.

.nnnb British Columbia 18155 posts
14th Jun '12
Quoting Shelsie. [27 wks.]:" I heard the first 6 months are important to breastfeed. But I have to go to school, and I'm gonna be a single parent with not much help. Could I switch him to regular formula after 6 months?"


you could but there are so many health benefits if you keep going. If you got a pump you could switch him to bottles of BM during the day and then nurse when you get home and before bed :) http://ecochildsplay.com/2008/08/05/mothers-milk-breastfeeding-beyond-six-months/

Shelsies a mommy! 1 child; Wareham, Massachusetts 384 posts
14th Jun '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting SmashleynSmallyPants:</b>" you could but there are so many health benefits if you keep going. If you got a pump you could switch ... [snip!] ... nurse when you get home and before bed :) http://ecochildsplay.com/2008/08/05/mothers-milk-breastfeeding-beyond-six-months/"</blockquote>



That was a good article. Thank you, you have helped out so much!!:) I'll let you know what I think after he's born:)

.nnnb British Columbia 18155 posts
14th Jun '12
Quoting Shelsie. [27 wks.]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting SmashleynSmallyPants:</b>" you could but there are so many ... [snip!] ... That was a good article. Thank you, you have helped out so much!!:) I'll let you know what I think after he's born:)"


Just take it day by day! Its a little hard at first but if you keep at it itis like the MOST rewarding thing. I cant wait to breastfeed again, when i weened my daughter i regretted it.

LysW 2 kids; Turner, Me, United States 10846 posts
14th Jun '12

BF! I ff my daughter after 6 weeks, thsi time around i stuck to it.. REMEMBER BREAST is FREEEEEEee. Seriously, and you don't have to do bottles, wash bottles, and YOU LOSE A SHIT ton weight. I am 5 8' and was stuck at `165 after my daughter, and when i was in highschool i never could get lower then 150.... I am 71/2 months pp and i weigh 129 lbs! No special diet and i only walk a few times a week.



If for no other reason do it for how easy it is... a few rough weeks (which for me it was just so natural my nipples weren't even that sore) Pays off in the long run, going to get formula, and all that.