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What are reasons you would advise AGAINST Breastfeeding?

Generally, I think we all know that breastfeeding is the healthiest option. However, we all have different stances about if it's a "required" thing... But if someone said to you "I want to breast feed" is there anything that would make you advise against it?

Are there any? What are they?

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SabrinaMBowen

Asked by SabrinaMBowen at 10:22 PM on Sep. 28, 2010 in Parenting Debate

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Answers (23)
  • oh gosh dont do it in public! you may offend someone! LOL
    jennifer588

    Answer by jennifer588 at 10:26 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Nope
    worriedmommy600

    Answer by worriedmommy600 at 10:26 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • I think breastfeeding is great but, it just wasn't for me.
    skittles1108

    Answer by skittles1108 at 10:27 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Can't think of one, except maybe if you are using harmful medication or drugs, or drink alcohol.
    txdaniella

    Answer by txdaniella at 10:28 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • What if she were HIV or Hep B positive and the baby were lucky enough not to be?
    SabrinaMBowen

    Comment by SabrinaMBowen (original poster) at 10:29 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • If, for whatever reason, breastmilk was going to harm the infant. I'm also not for exclusive breastfeeding for failure to thrive babies.
    tyheamma

    Answer by tyheamma at 10:34 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • What if she were HIV or Hep B positive and the baby were lucky enough not to be?

    Well, if those diseases could be passed through breastmilk (sorry, I don't know if it could be) then breastfeeding would not be a choice.
    worriedmommy600

    Answer by worriedmommy600 at 10:34 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Breastmilk is a biohazard due to HIV can be transferred thru it. So that would be one good reason to advise against it.
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 10:35 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • i know HIV can be passed in breastmilk, so if you have it you shouldnt.
    jennifer588

    Answer by jennifer588 at 10:36 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • I didn't like the blisters on my nipples.
    dancinintherain

    Answer by dancinintherain at 10:39 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

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