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If I could not breastfeed my baby...

Posted by on Aug. 5, 2014 at 1:57 PM
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Poll

Question: If you weren't able to breastfeed would you be open to having another woman nurse for you?

Options:

Yes and I would be grateful for it!

Only if I was working or gone at the time.

No, absolutely not. I would rather formula feed.


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Total Votes: 27

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by on Aug. 5, 2014 at 1:57 PM
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paganbaby
by Chesty La Rue on Aug. 5, 2014 at 2:29 PM

I voted yes but to be honest I know would have some reservations. It's one thing to accept pumped milk from another mom but another to allow her to nurse your baby. First I would be very grateful to have someone in my life willing to do this but then I know I would feel some hurt and jealousy about it. But overall I would honored.

fullxbusymom
by Bronze Member on Aug. 5, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Nope nope nope.  I would be formula feeding end of discussion.

paganbaby
by Chesty La Rue on Aug. 5, 2014 at 2:35 PM

What if you were nursing and had to work. Would you be okay with say your sister nursing the baby?

Quoting fullxbusymom:

Nope nope nope.  I would be formula feeding end of discussion.




I will not have a temper tantrum nor stomp across the floor.


I will not pout, scream or shout or kick against the door.

I will not throw my food around nor pick upon another.

I’ll always try to be real good because I am the mother.

I am the mother.

I am the mother.














fullxbusymom
by Bronze Member on Aug. 5, 2014 at 2:36 PM

No, no one other than myself ever. 

Quoting paganbaby:

What if you were nursing and had to work. Would you be okay with say your sister nursing the baby?

Quoting fullxbusymom:

Nope nope nope.  I would be formula feeding end of discussion.


Kaseyrose21
by New Member on Aug. 5, 2014 at 2:37 PM

Absolutely NOT.


I formula fed from 6 months on and have no qualms about it. I FF due to needing to go back on medication for my lupus and the desire to go back to work.

paganbaby
by Chesty La Rue on Aug. 5, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Okay.

Quoting fullxbusymom:

No, no one other than myself ever. 

Quoting paganbaby:

What if you were nursing and had to work. Would you be okay with say your sister nursing the baby?

Quoting fullxbusymom:

Nope nope nope.  I would be formula feeding end of discussion.




I will not have a temper tantrum nor stomp across the floor.


I will not pout, scream or shout or kick against the door.

I will not throw my food around nor pick upon another.

I’ll always try to be real good because I am the mother.

I am the mother.

I am the mother.














paganbaby
by Chesty La Rue on Aug. 5, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Oh that sucks :-( Was the medication bad for the baby?

Quoting Kaseyrose21:

Absolutely NOT.


I formula fed from 6 months on and have no qualms about it. I FF due to needing to go back on medication for my lupus and the desire to go back to work.




I will not have a temper tantrum nor stomp across the floor.


I will not pout, scream or shout or kick against the door.

I will not throw my food around nor pick upon another.

I’ll always try to be real good because I am the mother.

I am the mother.

I am the mother.














cc5112
by on Aug. 5, 2014 at 2:47 PM

No. I struggled with BF initially, so we had donor breast milk ( it's pasteurized in such a way that the DHA and other nutrients are preserved) delivered. The hospital where I delivered has this service for babies in the NICU who are born prematurely. Because my son was in the NICU the first 24 hrs ( he was born full term) and I was determined to breastfeed, the hospital connected us with this service until my supply came in. 

I am very grateful for these women who donate their oversupply. However, nursing is such a special bonding time with your baby, that I cannot imagine having someone else share that moment with my child. I'd be jealous and probably feel hurt/sad. 


Kaseyrose21
by New Member on Aug. 5, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Yep all of them were/are. They cause your immune system to stop attacking itself, by shutting it down mostly. Not good for a baby.

Quoting paganbaby:

Oh that sucks :-( Was the medication bad for the baby?

Quoting Kaseyrose21:

Absolutely NOT.


I formula fed from 6 months on and have no qualms about it. I FF due to needing to go back on medication for my lupus and the desire to go back to work.


paganbaby
by Chesty La Rue on Aug. 5, 2014 at 2:54 PM

That's wonderful your hospital had such donors available! 

I know what you mean. For me I think it would be easier if someone who was watching the baby for me breastfed while I was gone. But to have them nurse my baby in front of me knowing I couldn't, would hurt.

Quoting cc5112:

No. I struggled with BF initially, so we had donor breast milk ( it's pasteurized in such a way that the DHA and other nutrients are preserved) delivered. The hospital where I delivered has this service for babies in the NICU who are born prematurely. Because my son was in the NICU the first 24 hrs ( he was born full term) and I was determined to breastfeed, the hospital connected us with this service until my supply came in. 

I am very grateful for these women who donate their oversupply. However, nursing is such a special bonding time with your baby, that I cannot imagine having someone else share that moment with my child. I'd be jealous and probably feel hurt/sad. 




I will not have a temper tantrum nor stomp across the floor.


I will not pout, scream or shout or kick against the door.

I will not throw my food around nor pick upon another.

I’ll always try to be real good because I am the mother.

I am the mother.

I am the mother.














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