Breastfeeding Or Bottle Feeding Which One

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kee kee - March 16

which one is better to br___t feed or bottle feed. what if you want to do both.

 

Coleen - March 16

Breastfeeding is best for the baby it gives them a better start in life but what you decide is really uptoo and how you feel.. b___stfeeding isnt for everyone

 

L.I. - March 16

I formula fed becaseu I was planning on going back after my maternity leave. I ended up quitting after 3 weeks back a t work anyway : ) I honestly think YOU have to decide what is best for you. I have a very healthy, smart and tall girl but it is your choice and no one else can make it for you. Best of luck!

 

Misty - March 16

They have made a lot of advances in formula so it now comes pretty close to simulating b___st milk. The only main difference is that your b___stmilk contains anti-bodies that can help reduce your childs risk of getting sick. That was why I b___stfed. Also though so that in the middle of the night when the baby woke up I wouldn't have to heat up and then clean a bottle at 3am. :-) I did switch between the two though. Pumping hurt more then b___stfeeding :-( so when out, or when at work formula got used.

 

jamie - March 17

I'll be b___st-feeding, but that's more because my brother and I were allergic to formula 20+ years ago, and so are all 3 of my brother's kids (all under the age of 6) - so there's a good chance my baby will be, too. Also, b___stfeeding is cheaper (there's nothing to buy!), and you don't have to worry about mixing formula or anything like that.

 

tara - March 17

Breastfeeding is best for the baby as it has anti-bodies and nutrients that the baby needs. Although now a days formula is very advanced it's still harder for the baby to digest than natural b___st milk. I think it's really a personal decision as some find b___st feeding very uncomfortable.

 

leslie - March 17

Do any of you think it m akes a difference to the b___sts if you b___st-feed or if you give formula?

 

Misty - March 17

I'm not so sure about that one. I b___stfed my son until he was a year old and now my nipples never go flat. They are always sticking out a little, which yes, I do find a little annoying, but I still think it was worth it. And no, they don't sag now if that was the main thing you wondered about. I think for some women that does happen, but not that many, and I don't know if it would have still happened if they hadn't b___stfed. After all your b___bs still get bigger form milk coming in after your baby is born wether you decide to b___stfeed or not.

 

Karin - March 17

With my 1st I b___st and w/ 2nd I formula. No difference health-wise. You have to do w/ what you're comfortable with. Thank goodness in 2005 we have choices!!!!!! Best of luck!

 

amanda.d - March 17

I b___st fed all three of my children up until at least 9 months of age, and i plan to nurse this one too ( i am about 2 months along). I couldn't imagine getting up in the middle of the night to make and heat abottle and then sit there to feed.I am used to my husband bringing the baby to bed and i nurse from there.Also b___st fed babies tend to need less burping.I guess it mostly a matter of what you want.

 

Lu lu - March 17

I formula fed because frankly the whole idea of b___st feeding didn't appeal to me. Thankfully,my child is healthy and my husband and others were able to feed as well which was nice. It was no big deal to make a bottle as they have all sorts of bottle coolers and warmer out on the market. Now the expense is another matter : ) I don't think anyone know you like YOU do and you have to figure out what you want to do. If you ask 10 opinions, you'll get 10 different answers : )

 

JM - March 17

I formula fed and I have a happy healthy 2 1/2 year old boy. Formula feeding was easy for me. I knew exactly how much he was getting and my son was an eater! My husband and rest of the family also were able to feed. I didn't get up in the middle of the night to make bottles I made bottles ahead of time. My son slept through the night at 6 weeks and I don't have any regrets about formula feeding. It was the best thing for me and my baby. I am going to formula feed this time around as well. I watched my sister go through too much agony b___stfeeding and my other sister b___stfed all 3 of her kids and they never slept through the night and are now 4, 5, 8 and are always sick with an ear infection or strep throat and they never went to day care. I used Enfamil Lipil with Iron. Good luck to you.

 

amanda.d - March 17

I have to say that i did pump b___st milk, at least a bottle a day so someone else could feed the baby and it was fine.My baby started sleeping through the night at about 6 weeks, which was fine.I really don't htink it matters just a s long as the baby gets fed lol!

 

To kee kee - March 17

I bottle fed formula (Similar w/ iron) and it worked grat for me but I have to agree w/ the above post that as long as the child is fed...... : )

 

Kari - March 17

I didn't feel comfortable popping my b___bs out of my shirt 24/7 so I bottle fed. It is a personal choice. I thought bottle feeding was easier but many say b___stfeeding is easier? It is a personal choice.

 

Billie - March 17

I want to b___stfeed but i'm worried about what my b___sts will look like after i'm done. I don't have big b___sts to begin with so when they deflate, I'm worried that I'll have saggy crepes instead of saggy pancakes!

 

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