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Donated Breastmilk vs. Formula

If you couldn't breastfeed and formula and donated milk were the same price, both sold at the same store and it was guaranteed the breastmilk came from a healthy woman, which would you choose?

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TanyaR1024

Asked by TanyaR1024 at 7:10 PM on Mar. 17, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Breast milk.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 7:11 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • Formula.

    For me, there's just something creepy about my baby drinking another woman's breastmilk.
    .Peaches.

    Answer by .Peaches. at 7:11 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • The donated breast milk. That stuff has to go through so much screening before it can even be donated.
    Rebecca7708

    Answer by Rebecca7708 at 7:12 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • Formula.....what constitutes as healthy to one person isn't to another and I've learned there are no guarantees in life so I'd choose formula.

    legalmommy101

    Answer by legalmommy101 at 7:13 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • thats a tough one
    calliesmommie

    Answer by calliesmommie at 7:14 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • There is absolutely no question ... breastmilk!!! Why would I not give my baby the best available?

    mama_l

    Answer by mama_l at 7:17 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • Formula. I do not know this woman's family history
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:18 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • The human milk gets pasteurized and goes through the same process as cow's milk does, so it is safe. (just for those who don't know what happens to milk once it's donated)
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 7:18 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • Pasteurized means it loses a lot of nutritional value so I would do formula
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:19 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • id say formula
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:22 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

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