Breast Or Bottle

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XxlidzxX - February 8

Hey ya again! Im am planning to br___t feed because there are so many benifits to it but im just wondering how many other mommies br___t feed? How long for? (Soz for so many posts just that i have lots of questions lol :D) I would apreciate any feedback Thanks guys xx

 

EricaLynn - February 8

I have been b___stfeeding for five weeks. My daughter was exlusively b___stfed the first four weeks, and in the past week she has gotten a nighttime bottle of half formula and half pumped milk. (4oz total) Breastfeeding is definitely a good choice just make sure you have alot of support. Talk to a lactation consultant at the hospital when you have the baby. I dont want to scare you but it will hurt like hell for a while but it gets better. And dont be afraid to pump for a while to give your nipples a break. I did and it definitely helped some. Good luck with b___stfeeding it is totally the way to go!

 

XxlidzxX - February 8

Thanks! Yeh iv always wanted to b___st feed because its not only good for the baby but it buildes better bonds with the baby to doesn't it?! Would you suggest a nursing bra or have you got on ok with a normal one?? x

 

AbbiesMummyEm - February 8

I b___byfeed! Although sometimes I pump it and she has it in a bottle (especially if I want a drink ;-> ) Its a nice experience.. although takes perseverence! I wear normal bras, you just cant really wear underwired

 

XxlidzxX - February 8

Haha b___byfeed lol O rite i was just wondering because i am starting to get all the baby stuff now and i need to know what i need to get lol i fink i will just carry on with just wearing my normal bra then lol I no this is a funny question but what does it feel like?? :~{ ??

 

AbbiesMummyEm - February 8

ohhhh how to describe????!! At first it can seem quite strong and it gets so bloody sore!! But after a while when you're used to it.. well i dont know what its like for everyone else but it sort of feels like a pressure but isnt painful of straining. I think the worst bits are early on with the soreness and when the uterus contracts as you do it.. thats a real weird feeling!! Reading back... that hasnt really described how it feels at all has it teehee!

 

XxlidzxX - February 8

Haha sound like im in for some fun lol I just a bit scared about it lol Im off to get my baby nursery funiture this afternoon and im just wondering where other people got theres from and is it good?? I think i might go to mamas and papas but i dunno ?? Please help lol xxxx (thanks for comments so far hunni's)

 

Noodle - February 8

i wanted to b___stfeed my daugther, but i only managed a month because i had to go on antibiotics as i had infected uterus after having her. i didnt enjoy it very much but i wanted to do it because of the benefits. but when i put her on a bottle she was really happy and so was i. i will try to b___stfeed again when i have another baby, because i may enjoy it the second time around and i may be able to do it for longer. it does get really sore. but i dont know how long that lasts as i had given it up before i got over the soreness. get some nipple cream though, its apparently really good, i wish i had invested in it.

 

mummy2paris - February 8

hey i b___st fed excusivly for 14-15 months even though she had solids from 4-5 months i loved it:-D

 

maren - February 8

i exclusivly b___stfeed my daughter for 3 months but then i started school and work back up at the same time so we added formula and had b___b for our night feedings. But that stoppped because she was sleeping longer and only wakes up once a night so my milk suply dryed up. we did that till she was about 4 months old. Breastfeeeding is a great bonding time it also makes night feedings easyer on you no getting up to make a bottle just grab baby put on the b___b and bam your done just have to wait for baby to be done. The first couple days were very hard for me Breastfeeding Never hurt for me so i have no advice for that but for the first couple days you dont have milk! its just colostrum so it doesnt feel like your feeding your baby but you are...but man once your milk comes in it gets alot easyer!!

 

XxlidzxX - February 8

Cool i think of b___stfeeding for along as possible! Is it ok to have b___b and bottle ??

 

hailey07 - February 8

Funny that you bring this up. I was just researching the bonding of mum and baby a few days ago. There's actually a process to it. When anyone touches us (holding hands, hugging, etc.) our brain releases oxytocin. Oxytocin is responsible for the physical attachment that mothers feel for their babies, as well as babies for their mums. It's very neat.

 

EricaG - February 8

I'm b___stfeeding my 6.5 month old daughter and plan on doing it for a year and then cutting down to 2 feedings a day until 18 months and then weaning. I nursed Abby for the first 2 days in the hospital but then I had surgery and a bunch of complications and was in the hospital for 3 weeks. I pumped and dumped to keep a supply and Abby had formula. When I got out of the hospital I started b___stfeeding again and we've been doing it ever since. It hurst in the beginning but then your nipples just get kind of desensitized. She can latch on now without me even feeling it.

 

EricaLynn - February 8

Yes nursing bras are a definite must! Mother hoodmarternity. com has some (take out the spaces) Also nursing pads, some people like the disposable kind but I use the washable kind and I think they are more absorbant and comfortable. I dont have the nursing bond yet with my daughter. It isnt always imediate and she would nurse all day if she could wich turns me off to it a little. But things slowly get better. But yes nursing bras and pads are important.. A b___stpump too if you are going to be away from baby, and to releave some pressure if you get engorged. Also lanolin for after feedings...it will help keep your nipples from cracking. And if they do get sore or cracked there are these things called soothie gels. They feel GREAT on owie nipples!

 

EricaLynn - February 8

To answer your question of b___st and bottle yes its fine. Get through the first few weeks though to avoid nipple confusion if you can. Maren is totally right, the first few days without milk are really tough. They were with my daughter anyway, she was a big baby and was HUNGRY after the first day, and I had nothing to feed her! That was super hard. But after you have b___stfeeding established it is fine to give an occasional bottle, we do. Just make sure you pump in place of feeding it so your supply keeps up.

 

tryin44 - February 8

If you breats feed correctly there is no need for soreness. I b___stfed all three of my babies. One for 6 months,7 months and the third is still not wanting to give it up and she is 15 months. I got sotre with my first but my others I got the hang of it and all was fine. It is however very frustrating and time consuming at first. Stick with it and all will be well.

 

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