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Is this a valid enough reason to stop breast feeding iyo?

Posted by on Feb. 18, 2014 at 3:28 AM
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So, I recently decided to stop bfing due to the fact that I am prone to chronic sinus infections (multiple a year while unmedicated) as a result of allergies. I was supplementing anyways due to my nearly 3mo old sons weight gain, or lack thereof. I landed up with a sinus and throat infection severe enough to not hardly be able to swallow water and was told if I continue I will practically live on antibiotics and other medications. I feel terrible about quiting. So, the question is, are health reasons a valid reason to stop bfing? Also, please pardon my grammar.
by on Feb. 18, 2014 at 3:28 AM
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delanna6two
by Platinum Member on Feb. 18, 2014 at 5:07 AM

Hi, I BF and bottle fed with mine. I would say check with your drs. or lactation/BF counselors about the meds and BF.  Sometimes they can find meds for you that would be ok during BF....... Hope things will work out...

etsmom
by Member on Feb. 18, 2014 at 5:12 AM

Who told you that you would be on antibiotics and other meds? Health reasons are a very valid reasons to stop, but that sounds like quackery to me. Not on your part but who would tell you that. I suggest you talk to your dr. or a lactation specialist. 

celestegood
by Gold Member on Feb. 18, 2014 at 6:55 AM
No, if I were you I wouldn't stop breastfeeding. But you know what? If you want to stop, then stop.
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MichelleSw
by on Feb. 18, 2014 at 6:56 AM
I think any reason is a valid reason. Your body, your choice.
clairewait
by Bronze Member on Feb. 18, 2014 at 8:51 AM
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Antibiotics lowered my supply, but there are several that are completely safe while BF'ing.

Honestly, though, I don't think there is such a thing as an INVALID reason to quit. It is your body and your baby. You have to do whatever is best for you.

The social media driven guilt trip about every single freaking parenting decision is just that. A social media guilt trip. We'd all be better mothers if we stopped measuring ourselves against each other.

Claire Wait

My blog: TheUnderToad.com

OBImomma
by Bronze Member on Feb. 18, 2014 at 9:06 AM
I would not stop. You can check out what meds are Sade to take with while nursing. most are safe
Gli should ask the mom in the bf group. Tgeg are very knowledgeable.
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sjenkins8208
by Member on Feb. 18, 2014 at 9:07 AM
I don't think anyone needs an excuse or "valid" reason to stop breast feeding
splatz
by Sarah on Feb. 18, 2014 at 9:52 AM
Well, if you are really wanting to stick with it I suggest doing some research and talking with your dr on what medications are safe.

But if you are not wanting to continue nursing I don't think you have to justify it either. Whatever you feel benefits you both the most is the best choice.
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othermom
by Silver Member on Feb. 18, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Yes it is so you can take what you need to be healthy

Janet
by Ruby Member on Feb. 18, 2014 at 10:13 AM

I'm confused a bit about your post. Are you saying breastfeeding that breastfeeding makes a person sicker? If so that's not true. My DD who has an immune deficiency is allowed to breastfeed as long as she is not on certain meds that can harm the baby. So that is definitely not the case.

As for supply. The more you nurse the baby the more milk you make. So if you don't have enough milk to feed the baby you have to nurse more often to build up your supply. That's how our bodies are made. Wonderful isn't it!

Now if you want to stop that is okay. Everyone has freedom to choose what is best for them.

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