Ok I have to admitt, you BF Moms have sparked my interest. Before I decide on even trying it though, I need some questions answered.
Does pumping hurt?
Can you pump and the bottle feed? ( After my third c-section, I don't want to get up a lot, so my hubby helps)
What is this about freezing it and stuff?
Can I formula feed AND breast feed at the same time???
Anything else would be helpful too, I don't know a lot about it.
Answer by Krysta622 at 1:44 PM on Nov. 1, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 1:07 PM on Nov. 1, 2008
Answer by CarolynBarnett at 1:19 PM on Nov. 1, 2008
Answer by humaniterian87 at 1:21 PM on Nov. 1, 2008
i didn't think pumping hurts as much as breast feeding.
Â my husband always had to get up and bring baby to me to nurse, and when i was done he put baby back to bed. i never even had to get up.
Â freezing is great instead of using formula for when you are gonna be out or sleeping. you can freeze the milk for six months in a fridge freezer and a year in a deep freeze. freeze the milk in freezer bags or just bottles with sealed caps.
you can use formula and breast feed at the same time if you don't like the idea of pumping. i would say though to wait to bottle feed until the baby has completely learned to latch on.
Answer by KristaRene at 1:23 PM on Nov. 1, 2008
Answer by humaniterian87 at 1:24 PM on Nov. 1, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 1:30 PM on Nov. 1, 2008
you know i would also mention that, although not for everyone, nursing can not just be uncomfortable, but can be painful. i wished someone would have actually told me it could hurt so i could have prepared myself mentally for nursing. i wanted to do it so bad so i kept at it until i got it, but it hurt for like the first two months and i cried a lot. my son just didn't latch on properly which is why it probably hurt so bad. i would still go back and do it all again though because there is nothing like it. and from what all BF moms say, it is awesome. but do know that it is a sacrifice for the first little bit, though completely worth it!
Answer by KristaRene at 2:08 PM on Nov. 1, 2008