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Is it bad that I don't really want to breastfeed?

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Asked by CharlotteMurdin at 8:07 AM on Nov. 5, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Nope, that is your decision to make, not ours:)

    Answer by shanlaree at 8:08 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • Well, it's your choice... I will say that I thought I would n'y like breast feeding and I loved it. I would consider at least giving it a try. You may be surprised.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 8:10 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • Absolutely not. BFing isn't for everyone. There are people who will try to make you feel horrible for it, but ignore it! Your decision only

    Answer by Ctink8189 at 8:11 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • No, it is not bad! Do what is best for you.

    Answer by elizabr at 8:29 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • dont let anyone bully you in to doing anything you dont want to do.....and no its not bad....some people just are cut out for it....

    Answer by cara124 at 8:33 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • *Ducking and running for cover*

    I didn't breastfeed, my own reasons, but it was a choice I thought was best for both my children and myself. I have 3 "formula fed" babies (well, 13, 11, and almost 3) that are healthy (never have to go to the doctor!), well-attached, and overall great kids.

    Don't let anyone bully you into making a decision you aren't comfortable with. It doesn't make you a bad mom, or less of a mom than those that choose to nurse.

    Answer by Scuba at 8:34 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • It doesn't make you bad, but if you can, at least consider giving it a shot. It really is what's best nutritionally for the baby, and a wonderful bonding experience for you. You may be surprised at how successful you can be with it. Good luck either way!

    Answer by vicesix at 8:46 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • No it's not bad and there is NO difference in bonding between a BF or Bottle Fed baby. You will bond the same with your baby either way

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 8:54 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • No and dont let anyone make you feel like it is. There are alot of people who are fanatics about this sort of thing, just dont let them get to you. I tried to breast feed my first son cause of guilt and i didnt even make it out of the hospital before i started using bottles. both my children are happy healthy and thriving boys and they were formula fed.

    Answer by Finkette at 9:08 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

  • No - it isn't bad. It is your choice as the mother to that child and no one else's choice.
    Don't let anyone give you a hard time about your choice. Far better to formula feed than to beat the child, starve the child, lock the child in a closet.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 9:20 AM on Nov. 5, 2010

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