From the beginning of my pregnancy I 've been wanting to breastfeed. Now that I'm getting closer to my due date (dec.16th), I getting so scared to breastfeed. I have no positive feedback on breastfeeding from my family. My mom thinks its gross that someone will be sucking on my tits. ( immature i know!) My sister says its too painful. I'm torn, I want to give my baby the best start but without support I feel lost. And on top of that I'm thinking of the costs of breast pumps. We don't have the money to buy those breast pumps that cost $100+ dollars. Plus all the accessories. Any suggestions. I really need help.Answer Question
Answer by ProudMom093083 at 10:19 PM on Dec. 4, 2009
Answer by MamaChamp at 10:21 PM on Dec. 4, 2009
First of all, breast pumps are way cheaper than formula in the long run.
Anyway, at first my experience was terrible. He wouldn't latch and was loosing weight and I had no support (that includes no help from LLL). For a week I cried and cried until I accepted the fact that he would have to bottle fed. That's when he latched. Even though it was so tough at first I'm glad I did it. For me a huge reason was that breast milk is free. I just couldn't spend money on formula knowing I could produce food for free. Also his whole digestion system seemed to work much better my friend's formula fed babies. He never spit up or was gassy. There are tons of health benefits, but for him, that one was obvious.
Answer by maxswolfsuit at 10:24 PM on Dec. 4, 2009
Answer by ThrivingMom at 10:56 PM on Dec. 4, 2009
Answer by michellelee3708 at 11:00 PM on Dec. 4, 2009
(cont'd) You may find this link helpful: Is Breastfeeding Right for Me?
I BF my first for over 15 months (the last 5 of those months I was pregnant with our 2nd baby). I BF my second for 10.5 months. I've BF through mastitis and through thrush. Feel free to message me with any BFing questions. Also, join the BF groups here at CafeMom for some great information.
Answer by ThrivingMom at 11:06 PM on Dec. 4, 2009
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Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 11:40 PM on Dec. 4, 2009
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