(Closed) Breastfeeding

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Are you planning to breastfeed?
    Yes : (157 votes)
    91 %
    No : (16 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Barring an unforseen inability to do so, yes.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Yes, yes, a million times, yes. I will exhaust any and all resources if I have difficulties, but I really hope everything goes smoothly and I’m able to breastfeed without issue.

    Post # 5
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    5496 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Yes! And for as long as possible, too.

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’m not pregnant, but I already know I plan to and really really want to. I will be really upset if I can’t for some reason, which I think is actually bad, because things happen, so, I would try not to be too attached to it or devastated if it doesn’t work. But yeah, I plan to for a year, give or take a month or two.

    Post # 7
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    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I would love to for six month. I understand that things could prevent this but as long as there is no medical reason, I will be breastfeeding. I plan on breastfeeding as well as pumping so that I could go out for a day or night and leave the child with a sitter when ready.

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I am planning to pump and bottle feed.  I would like to go exclusively breast milk (if possible, but will supplement if the baby’s nutritional needs are not met by production) for at least 6 months, longer if possible.

    Take that with a grain of salt though- I don’t have kids, and we’re not even TTC until August, so who knows what might change between now and when we actually have a baby!

    Post # 9
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    7296 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    i am not looking forward to it anymore than i am having a baby come out of my vagina, but yes, i plan to give it my best shot for as much as i can in the first year i guess.  I just hope it doesn’t hurt too much and that both baby and i figure it out nicely.

    ETA: I am also hoping to start pumping as soon as possible so i can go back to working at least one day a week.

    Post # 10
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    666 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I breastfed my little boy for almost 3 years and it’s the best thing ever!  It was tough at first, couple times of breast infection due to he didn’t latch properly.  Whatever happen, just keep going.  I almost stopped at first 2 weeks and then my Fiance asked me to do it at least for 4 months.  2 weeks turned into 4 months, turned into 1 year, 2 years, and 34 months! 

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 1999

    Yes! I did with #2 and I will with #3. I actually have been coming up with a master plan to Boyfriend or Best Friend and pump when I am engorged so I can start bulding by supply of extra breastmilk from the get go.

    Post # 12
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    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I did with my first for about 2 weeks; I didn’t at all with my second.

    Post # 13
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    11391 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I plan to! I want to for at least the first 6 months. It is so good for the baby so I will try my hardest. I have to up my intake on food & watch my energry levels since I have diabetes. But it will be worth it!

    Post # 14
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    Unless you medically can’t breastfeed, you should. It’s the best way to insure that your baby gets the right nutrition and that you lose that baby weight.

    Post # 15
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    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @MrsMeow- Since you have already done it do you have any advice or books you recommend in order to pump and build your supply. I will be having my first and am clueless.

    Post # 16
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    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Yes, but I will stop if it becomes too much of a headache and/or I’m miserable. My happiness during that time of my life is more important than BFing when there is a supplement that is just as good. I’m sure some will think I’m a terrible person for saying that but formula exists for a reason. 

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