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breast feeding Platypus Due March 17; 1 child; Massachusetts 2633 posts
29th Dec '12

When is it possible to pump and bottle feed? I formula fed DD, but I want to at least try breastfeeding this time around... or think about it. I had bad PPD with DD, so i might rethink that. I would rather formula feed than have LO exposed to medications I may be taking

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
29th Dec '12
Quoting Platypus:" When is it possible to pump and bottle feed? I formula fed DD, but I want to at least try breastfeeding ... [snip!] ... I had bad PPD with DD, so i might rethink that. I would rather formula feed than have LO exposed to medications I may be taking"


I'd say after about the 3rd day or so. you want to make sure your milk is in.

~Deer Eyes~ Due June 12; 4 kids; Norfolk, VA, United States 1892 posts
29th Dec '12
Quoting Platypus:" When is it possible to pump and bottle feed? I formula fed DD, but I want to at least try breastfeeding ... [snip!] ... I had bad PPD with DD, so i might rethink that. I would rather formula feed than have LO exposed to medications I may be taking"


Sometimes breastfeeding can prevent PPD. I would try breastfeeding first and then if you feel you have PPD and need meds then stop breastfeeding.