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he gave DS formula :(

Posted by on Mar. 2, 2013 at 1:13 PM
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i know it's not a big deal but I'm kinda bummed. I had to run to town and DH wanted to watch Ry while I was gone so I pumped a bottle and stuck it in the fridge.

When I got back DH said he had to throw my expressedmilk away because It had seperated (I guess he didn't know he had to mix it up) and gave him a bottle of formula (We had a can from the hospital still in the pantry but I'd never even opened it)instead.

I know its not a big deal but I don't know why it hurt my feelings.

Ry Bug was fed, that's what matters, right?

ETA: Ok, we had formula because, as I said, the hospital gave it to us. I put it in the pantry...I don't know why. I guess I was nervous in the beginning if I would be able to BF but once I got the hang of it I just forgot about it. DH didn't call because we don't have cell phones. IDK why...we just never really used then and it seemed pointless for such a huge bill. I explained how to fix the bottle but I didn't tell him that it would separate. I don't blame him, he fed the baby when he was hungry. As far as this virgin gut thing, I think I ruined that his first week when I stated giving him vit d supplement. But he has been his normal happy, drooly, talkative self all day. His poo didn't even look different.

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Humanoid
by Member on Mar. 2, 2013 at 1:14 PM
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That sucks D: Does he know now what to do with the breastmilk though?

notjstanothrmom
by Bronze Member on Mar. 2, 2013 at 1:15 PM

Aww... I'd be upset too. I would probably cry.

He will be okay though and Daddy did what he felt he had to.

maggiemom2000
by Ruby Member on Mar. 2, 2013 at 1:26 PM

DH needs to know the risks of giving even one bottle of formula to an EBF baby. Google just one bottle won't hurt.

cabrandy03
by Brandy on Mar. 2, 2013 at 1:29 PM
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It would be a big deal to me.  Google "virgin gut".  One bottle can be harmful.


ceckyl
by Kyla on Mar. 2, 2013 at 1:33 PM
This. I would be very upset.


Quoting maggiemom2000:

DH needs to know the risks of giving even one bottle of formula to an EBF baby. Google just one bottle won't hurt.


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MusherMaggie
by Platinum Member on Mar. 2, 2013 at 1:35 PM
Print off the information from kellymom.com about bottlefeeding the breastfed baby and leave it with him. It explains the whole procedure.
sbreece
by on Mar. 2, 2013 at 1:38 PM
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It's formula not baby food or rice cereal. It won't hurt baby to have formula. It may hurt your supply and it may cause confusion or a preference. But it won't hurt baby's tummy. The only way it would hurt is if baby has a dairy allergy. Most formulas are milk based.


Quoting cabrandy03:

It would be a big deal to me.  Google "virgin gut".  One bottle can be harmful.



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ceckyl
by Kyla on Mar. 2, 2013 at 1:41 PM
Formula ruins the virgin gut.


Quoting sbreece:

It's formula not baby food or rice cereal. It won't hurt baby to have formula. It may hurt your supply and it may cause confusion or a preference. But it won't hurt baby's tummy. The only way it would hurt is if baby has a dairy allergy. Most formulas are milk based.




Quoting cabrandy03:

It would be a big deal to me.  Google "virgin gut".  One bottle can be harmful.




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asaffell
by on Mar. 2, 2013 at 1:41 PM
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Actually, formula CAN hurt baby's tummy by disturbing the bacterial balance in the digestive system. Lots of babies are hurt by formula - this isn't formula-bashing, it's fact.

Quoting sbreece:

It's formula not baby food or rice cereal. It won't hurt baby to have formula. It may hurt your supply and it may cause confusion or a preference. But it won't hurt baby's tummy. The only way it would hurt is if baby has a dairy allergy. Most formulas are milk based.


Quoting cabrandy03:

It would be a big deal to me.  Google "virgin gut".  One bottle can be harmful.





Baby_Avas_Momma
by Gold Member on Mar. 2, 2013 at 1:42 PM
I'd be extremely upset. :(
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