Will/Do You Breastfeed?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: What will/do you feed baby?
    100% breastmilk : (112 votes)
    34 %
    Mostly breastmilk, but formula on occasion. : (50 votes)
    15 %
    Mostly formula, but breastmilk at first. : (8 votes)
    2 %
    100% formula : (11 votes)
    3 %
    I would prefer not to breastfeed. : (24 votes)
    7 %
    I would prefer to breastfeed. : (126 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 3
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    842 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @MsW-to-MrsM:  I am not TTC yet, but I know that I will definitely NOT breastfeed. I was formula fed, all of my siblings were, my fiancé was, etc and we all turned out just fine. I have no interest in breastfeeding and don’t want to so I won’t. Simple as that. 

    Post # 4
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    1112 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Oh man, threads like these get crazy! So watch out! 

    I plan to breastfeed.  But i’m not going to go crazy on a women who can’t or won’t.  To each their own as long as the baby is healthy.

    Post # 7
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    3633 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Ideally, I would like to 100% BF (whether straight from the source or via bottle/pumping). However, I get that sometimes, that doesn’t happen the way we hope and I’m open to the idea of formula if that’s the only possible option.

    In addition, not that you asked, but I’m also open to the school of thought that it’s a woman’s choice to BF or not and it’s not my business to sway or dictate what someone else chooses to do. A lot of people, including FIL, are gung ho about BF and think in absolutes (as in “absolutely not okay to feed formula”) but life doesn’t always go as planned.

    Post # 8
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    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would LOVE to BF, but my Mother couldn’t, so I’m not getting my hopes too high!

    And I worked in infant care, so I have nothing against formula–it’s what MOST babies get!

    Post # 9
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    1305 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I breastfed exclusively with DD1 for the first 5 months and after that supplemented a little with formula until 10 months. That’s when she decided to stop wanting to breastfeed.
    Hopefully BFing with DD2 will go as well.

    Post # 10
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    1305 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @BrandNewBride:  My mother couldn’t breastfeed and both me and my sister have had no problems with it. Just to give you a little hope 🙂

    Post # 12
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    7090 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I would certainly WANT to breastfeed, but I know it doesn’t always work out for everyone.

    Post # 13
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    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    I wanted to nurse DS and managed it (with formula supplements) for 4 months before giving up. But it’s hard when a nurse tells you on your second day of being a mother that your baby isn’t getting enough food because you choose to breast feed. I was pressured into formula supplementing almost immediately. It shook my confidence, and little lazy DS much preferred a bottle with an easy flow to actually working for his food while nursing. I stuck with it as long as I could. This time around I DARE a nurse to give me that line of crap. I will be my own advocate. I will create my own support network to enable me to stick with it for at least the first year because that is what I want for myself and my (currently theoretical) baby.

    Post # 14
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    389 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I breastfed my son exclusviely for 6 months, never gave him formula and weaned him off at 18 months. I actually did some training through la leche legue to help young mums with breastfeeding,or to support them through the transition to use formula. It was quite cool. I am definitely not against formula, but for my future children I definitely plan to breastfeed. 

    Post # 16
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    721 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2004

    I’m still a few years out from TTC, however I plan on breastfeeding 100%. There’s wayyyyyy too much shit in formula. The people I know who have exclusively fed their babies formula within the last 5 years have developed severe soy and milk allergies. No GMOs for my baby! Seriously, google the ingredients in simlac, gerber, etc. No good! Please don’t get offended…go the organic route if you plan on using formula.

     

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