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ITS NOT LAZY!

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post
I seriously hate it when someone refers to ff as being 'lazy'.
How is it lazy?

1.you have to clean and sanitize the bottles and nipples.
2. You have to boil water so its sanitized and prepare the formula.
3. You have to make sure its the right amount of water and formula so baby doesnt get consitpated or have stomach upset.
4. You have to prepare the bottles.
5. You have to get the bottles temperature JUST right.

Now bf:
1. Whip your tit out.
2. Put baby on tit.

So HOW is it lazy?



ETA: i bf'd and ff.
I KNOW bf is hard the furst couple months. I was alone so no her biodad did not feed her during the day or night. I fed her. Only me. After my milk dried out i had to ff. She was only 4 weeks old.

I know both sides. So dont lecture me on it.
And if your so 'offended' by the word 'tit' please excuse yourself because obviously you are not an adult.

Its a tit-boob-breast.
Same shit.
Posted by Anonymous on May. 11, 2012 at 5:36 PM
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SassyLeigh
by Bronze Member on May. 11, 2012 at 7:40 PM
I saw a post earlier About the Times picture and of course this was mentioned. I tried bf didn't work out. All 4 of my kids were formula fed and they are ALL extremely healthy! There is NOTHING lazy about it!
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on May. 11, 2012 at 7:55 PM
Oh im not saying its not easy.

My dd was ff and she was up eveey 2 hours the first couple months.


Quoting Anonymous:

Bf takes a lot of work and energy. Bfers are up every two to three hours in the first few months.

Kenre
by Platinum Member on May. 11, 2012 at 7:56 PM
I breastfeed, because I am lazy.
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mommybug77
by on May. 11, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Quoting opal10161973:


no you don't have to sterilize anything. They may recommend it but it is not a must.
stickyfingers
by Platinum Member on May. 11, 2012 at 10:36 PM
being the only one to do it does make it harder. your boobs have to be available 24/7


Quoting mcr17:

that doesnt make it harder, that just means only one person can do it.

Quoting stickyfingers:

who else can get up with baby if u bf? nobody. there u go



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Aphrodisiac
by on May. 12, 2012 at 12:26 AM

I breastfeed

I have to spend 1-2 hrs a day breastfeeding.

Mark bags with dates when they were stored with milk

sterilize breast pumps

sterilize bottles and prepare them

Breastfeeding is a lot more work than your two steps you have listed.

funmommy123
by on May. 12, 2012 at 12:31 AM
I breast fed both if my kids. I don't see how ff means the mom is lazy.in the middle of the night, if you're breast feeding, all you have to do is take out your boobs. My bff is breast feeding her daughter(she breast fed her other 2 kids also) because," it's easier," her words.
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one_on_the_way
by Silver Member on May. 12, 2012 at 12:35 AM

There were many, many, many, nights I wished breasfeeding had been successful for my son and me. 

That would have been so much easier.

LizzieAnnesMom
by ☆Mrs.Winchester☆ on May. 12, 2012 at 12:37 AM
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FF is not lazy. Its a pain in the ass is what it is.

one_on_the_way
by Silver Member on May. 12, 2012 at 12:49 AM


Quoting Aphrodisiac:

I breastfeed

I have to spend 1-2 hrs a day breastfeeding.

Mark bags with dates when they were stored with milk

sterilize breast pumps

sterilize bottles and prepare them

Breastfeeding is a lot more work than your two steps you have listed.

Ummm....that's pumping breastmilk, NOT breastfeeding.

I pumped b/c my son wouldn't latch.  I wished EVERY DAY that he would latch.  He didn't.  So, I pumped.

And, THAT is hardest!!! 

Breastfeeding = easiest (after initial sore nipples and latching issues)

Formula = not as easy as breastfeeding (bottles, cost, measuring, getting up to prepare bottles, etc.)

Pumping = SO HARD!  I would feed my son previous pumped milk....when he was done eating I SO wanted to just go to sleep, but I needed to stay up and pump more for the next feeding.  Also, I was alone during it all.  It would have been better if I could have had someone else to give my son his bottle of breastmilk while I pumped....but I was alone.  I fed him his bottle (which we all know takes a long time for an infant)....when he was done, I settled him back to sleep...and then I stayed up to pump more breastmilk (which takes more time).

I gave up after 4 weeks of pumping.  I was going crazy.  Literally.  NO SLEEP  -- AT ALL.

I cried when I 'surrendered' to formula (I had been supplementing all along).  I simply felt that my baby needed me to be rested and relaxed more than he needed my milk.  It was the most bittersweet moment of my life. 


 

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