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Breast is best or is it,findings about this....

Here is an interesting article to mom's that say breastfeeding is always best,may make you think again.

http://www.cafemom.com/dailybuzz/baby/3041/Breast_is_Best_Except

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:41 AM on Feb. 18, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Breast feeding is always best. End of story.
    sarapurser

    Answer by sarapurser at 2:46 AM on Feb. 18, 2009

  • I knew I had an abundance of milk while bf. If I had a small supply, then I would question and supplement if necessary. BF is still best...we just have to be aware of how much we are expelling.
    KaceesMom

    Answer by KaceesMom at 2:51 AM on Feb. 18, 2009

  • expressing
    KaceesMom

    Answer by KaceesMom at 2:52 AM on Feb. 18, 2009

  • I guess BF mom's can't accept to hear that breastfeeding may not always be best..Even if it mean the baby will suffer from problems of dehydration.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:52 AM on Feb. 18, 2009

  • An observant mother won't have issues with this, just make sure your baby is having wet diapers. If there aren't wet diapers, baby is dehydrated, if diapers are wet, baby is hydrated.
    toriandgrace

    Answer by toriandgrace at 2:53 AM on Feb. 18, 2009

  • why is bf vs. formula always a fight? can't we just except that we all have our reasons for what we do?
    KaceesMom

    Answer by KaceesMom at 2:54 AM on Feb. 18, 2009

  • Some mothers will be too proud to use FF over BF under any circumstances which is concerning due to what issues it can cause a baby.
    So breast is not always best,it should be what is best for baby not mom.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:55 AM on Feb. 18, 2009

  • Breast is only best when it is best for the mother and the baby BOTH. END OF STORY
    BIMOM21

    Answer by BIMOM21 at 2:59 AM on Feb. 18, 2009

  • How is it best if the baby can become dehydrated since a mother is to proud to feed the baby with anything other than her own breastmilk which may not be adequate enough to feed the baby,due to low supply as long as it is breastmilk enough said.
    To me that is selfish,the child will miss enough calories,daily intake for health benefits & so on.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:04 AM on Feb. 18, 2009

  • ^^ Hey anon, breast is best. It is best when the mother takes care of her child through breast feeding which is the best nutritionally for babies. If a mother is not willing to supplement when she is not producing enough milk, and her baby gets dehydrated because of it, then she is not being a good mother. That is not an argument against breast feeding, that is an argument against bad parenting. If you FF, that's fine, but don't try to make this about BF vs. FF. There is good parents who BF and bad parents who BF. That's like saying BF is bad because some mother smoke or drink and then BF. As long as you monitor your baby's wet diapers, then you can tell if you are producing enough milk and breast feeding is thus best.
    toriandgrace

    Answer by toriandgrace at 3:15 AM on Feb. 18, 2009

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