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drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
1st Jan '13
Quoting khigh:" <blockquote><b>Quoting It's a boy!!!!*3/27/13*:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... this baby also."</blockquote> You know where it comes from if you make it yourself. It's not hard and much healthier."

This was one of my major reasons for breastfeeding. There are no rats, bugs, or are pests in my boobs.

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
1st Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Faith1LovesMLP:</b>" This was one of my major reasons for breastfeeding. There are no rats, bugs, or are pests in my boobs. "</blockquote>




I used raw goat milk from my grandparents farm mixed with molasses. DD's pedi preferred that over commercial formula and I did to. I don't use cow products and would never give her soy formula.

Jasmine❤️ 3 kids; Fullerton, CA, United States 1818 posts
1st Jan '13

I breastfed my first and loved it. We breastfed for her first 2 years until i became pregnant with my second and my milk dried up.



I hated breastfeeding my second and went straight to formula after 5 weeks of hell. He loved it way better than my breastmilk.



I just say it all depends. Breastmilk is the healthiest but formula is also a healthy way of feeding your baby.But do what works for you and your baby.

Sonya Wyatt Due January 5 (girl); Florida 16 posts
1st Jan '13

So my question is If I am eating junk like I am dieing to do like soda and fast food ect is breastfeeding still better for the baby? I really would prefer to not have my child eat junk food for as long as possible.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
1st Jan '13
Quoting Sonya Wyatt:" So my question is If I am eating junk like I am dieing to do like soda and fast food ect is breastfeeding ... [snip!] ... is breastfeeding still better for the baby? I really would prefer to not have my child eat junk food for as long as possible."

Breastfeeding is still better, yes, even if your diet has a lot of junk food. Formula feeding is only superior to breastfeeding in SEVERE cases of malnutrition.

RollTide : ) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Alabama 1084 posts
1st Jan '13

My advice would be to try breastfeeding for at least 2 weeks before deciding. I mean, you can always decide to go the formula route later, and it's pretty difficult to get your breastmilk supply back if you regret not breastfeeding. And keep at it if you can, for at least 2 weeks before giving up. Because the first several days can be hard, you have to give yourself and baby time to get the hang of it. I almost gave up the by week 2 because my nips hurt so bad, but once we got a good latch it didn't hurt anymore. Also, they cluster feed like crazy those first couple of weeks and it's exhausting, but be patient, it does get better!



If I were you, I would introduce a bottle and paci, after week 2, at least a couple a times a day. That way, if you need time to yourself or whatever, you can pump and let someone else help you out and give baby a bottle. I made the mistake of not ever giving dd a bottle or paci and now I can't even go get a haircut because no one else can keep her. She screams if you try to give her a bottle, and even if she drinks it she's still not satisfied and continues to scream until she nurses....

Anyhoo, BREASTFEEDIN IS AWESOME! I don't think you'll regret at least trying. Good luck!

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting M&D's Momma:" I breastfed my first and loved it. We breastfed for her first 2 years until i became pregnant with my ... [snip!] ... Breastmilk is the healthiest but formula is also a healthy way of feeding your baby.But do what works for you and your baby."

Breastfeeding is almost always better - even if you smoke....seriously & all major health agencies agree on that one. The few time sit might be better to formula feed would be if baby had a rare metabolic disorder like galactosemia (baby can't eat regular formula either in that case) or if mom had HIV OR if mom had to take a medication that did not have a breastfeeding friendly option.



Other than that, from a health perspective - ALWAYS better. And if you are worried about fast food, google msg & infant formula. It also contain corn syrup solids. I think that alone ought to tell you plenty if you are trying to avoid baby getting exposed to any undesirable ingredients.

Proginoskes II 3 kids; North Carolina 1295 posts
3rd Jan '13

Breastfeeding is a wonderful thing to do for a child. I did it for 3 months with my daughter and 5 months with the twins.
That might not sound like much, but for me it was an accomplishment. I hated it, and was so glad to switch. I'm so horrible :lol:

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting ProginoskesII (SuperKink):" Breastfeeding is a wonderful thing to do for a child. I did it for 3 months with my daughter and 5 months ... [snip!] ... might not sound like much, but for me it was an accomplishment. I hated it, and was so glad to switch. I'm so horrible :lol:"

You are not horrible & you are right - EVERY amount you do it matters...




Here is a clip (the link will lead to the rest of the list) I thought you might like to read before you ever call yourself horrible again. :wink:



If you nurse your baby for a few days after birth:



  • You provide him with a healthy dose of colostrum, often called the baby
Proginoskes II 3 kids; North Carolina 1295 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting justanothamotha:" You are not horrible & you are right - EVERY amount you do it matters... Here is a clip (the link ... [snip!] ... and you can give him occasional bottles if you choose to, which helps free you up from total responsibility for all feedings."


I was being a bit silly, I don't actually feel all that bad about it.
But all that does make me feel even better, thank you. :)