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Benefits/pros of formula feeding? Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
13th May '13

I always hear about how great breast feeding is and never anything positive about formula feeding. I plan to breast feed but I am very curious what are the pros of formula feeding?

BakingBean2 2 kids; Ohio 2247 posts
13th May '13

Uhm, it doesn't hurt the first couple weeks..... That's all I got.

Mrs. Galeforce TTC since Apr 2013; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Titusville, FL, United States 2492 posts
13th May '13

I dont really hear too many pros on formula feeding other than its a nice break when Daddy can feed them too.
My midwife explained it to me like this, breastfeeding is hard in the beginning, but its one of those things that gets easier as you do it, the more practice the better you both will get. The cost is no money and the bond is amazing.

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
13th May '13

For ME, not having to feel uncomfortable feeding in public. But a lot of women are fine BF in public. I don't think I'd ever feel comfortable pulling my b**b out in public.
Also, friends and family members can feed them too, and when you go out you don't have to worry about pumping milk for a baby sitter.
And, being able to physically see how much the baby is eating. A lot of new moms stress over worrying if they are producing enough milk. Don't have to worry about that problem with formula.

user banned New York 15996 posts
13th May '13

Its awesome for women who cant BF

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15275 posts
13th May '13

You don't need to pump to share the feeding experience with the baby's father.



They're going to be just has happy and healthy.

user banned New York 15996 posts
13th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" You don't need to pump to share the feeding experience with the baby's father. They're going to be just has happy and healthy."</blockquote>




Yup.

☆º×ß¡±©µ×º☆ Due September 18 (girl); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Centralia, Washington 45406 posts
13th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting

user banned 2 kids; Minnesota 7318 posts
13th May '13

Babies don't starve when their moms can't breastfeed.

Live-Laugh-Love 3 kids; Kitchener, ON, Canada 8001 posts
13th May '13

The benefits? There really aren't many except it will keep your child alive...lol. Read the ingredients and research them. The first ingredient in Emfimil and most formula is corn syrup solids. Not knocking anyone who formula feeds at all just giving the facts. I also had to formula feed my boys after 3 months due to supply issues, lack of knowledge and support with my first and severe reflux with my second.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
13th May '13

It saved my mental health.
It honestly was more convenient since no LC has ever been able to get my kids to latch correctly so it was formula or exclusively pumping.
I didn't have to worry about if I had pumped enough breastmilk to go out for the night.

user banned New York 15996 posts
13th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Live-Laugh-Love 14 weeks:</b>" The benefits? There really aren't many except it will keep your child alive...lol. Read the ingredients ... [snip!] ... feed my boys after 3 months due to supply issues, lack of knowledge and support with my first and severe reflux with my second."</blockquote>




Yeah, you knew exactly what you were trying to do there.

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
13th May '13

I didn't think I needed to specify that obviously it's good for women unable to breastfeed. I meant more for people who choose over BFing. I don't care what people do but I would like to know. Maybe I would like to do both? I don't really know because I haven't heard anything great about it.

☆º×ß¡±©µ×º☆ Due September 18 (girl); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Centralia, Washington 45406 posts
13th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting That one chick.:</b>" I didn't think I needed to specify that obviously it's good for women unable to breastfeed. I meant more ... [snip!] ... but I would like to know. Maybe I would like to do both? I don't really know because I haven't heard anything great about it."</blockquote>




Is this just another way to make formula feeding moms feel like shit?

user banned New York 15996 posts
13th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting That one chick.:</b>" I didn't think I needed to specify that obviously it's good for women unable to breastfeed. I meant more ... [snip!] ... but I would like to know. Maybe I would like to do both? I don't really know because I haven't heard anything great about it."</blockquote>




Oh so heres another chick who thinks her shit doesnt stink because shes gonna be breastfeeding.