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Honest question that got skipped over in the other post, not to bash if you wanna bash go back to the 800 plus reply post.

What benefits does an 18 month plus child lose by getting BM in a cup vs straight from the breast?

**Edit** I am strictly talking about the milk itself, not the bonding or simplicity. My family has major allergy issues, and I want to continue to provide those antibodies if she self weans around 18 months or so.

Also sources please, because I am serious about researching this.
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by on May. 10, 2012 at 9:10 PM
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CheesyKitty
by on May. 10, 2012 at 11:09 PM
My dd does take water from a sippy, she loves it. But other than that she is attached to me pretty solid. She is currently 8.5 months. I'm just thinking about the future here.


Quoting hance6:

That would be my DD.....we bought literally every style bottle Wal-mart carried to get her to take one, for my ds had a specialist appt, and dd was staying with hubby at home.  Nothing worked she ended up screaming her head of for about 30 min., til I got home.  So she was attached to me for an entire year:-)

Quoting Mandiii04:

Some kids won't take breast milk from anything but the breast.



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sheramom4
by Bronze Member on May. 10, 2012 at 11:09 PM
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I pumped with two of my children and was told by LC, doctors, etc that nutrionally it was equal unless I had to heat it to a high temperature. I pumped out of necessity, one was a preemie and was losing weight with feeding having to work so hard nursing even with a SNS system and the other just would not latch at all....and she never left me, so no bottles in the nursery. The LC had never seen anything like it...you would put her up there and she would stare at you like "WTH are you doing???" LOL....funny enough, she is the same way at 10....I never felt like I lost any bonding time with them. My children and I are very close. I still snuggle with the younger two (the older two are teens...eww.. mom germs)......

OutlawMUA
by on May. 10, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Nutritionally it's essentially equal. Antibodies, on the other hand, are significantly less when pumping.
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CheesyKitty
by on May. 10, 2012 at 11:18 PM
What if she just nursed once before bed?

Should I do both maybe, if she weans during the day pump, but try to encourage at least one session before bed?


Quoting OutlawMUA:

Nutritionally it's essentially equal. Antibodies, on the other hand, are significantly less when pumping.

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OutlawMUA
by on May. 10, 2012 at 11:21 PM
She would get some antibodies but not all. One nursing session triggers you to make antibodies for her current situation, which she will get in the milk at the NEXT nursing session.

Some is better than none though.


Quoting CheesyKitty:

What if she just nursed once before bed?



Should I do both maybe, if she weans during the day pump, but try to encourage at least one session before bed?




Quoting OutlawMUA:

Nutritionally it's essentially equal. Antibodies, on the other hand, are significantly less when pumping.

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hance6
by on May. 10, 2012 at 11:25 PM

When my DD was close to a year she got really bored with me.  Still liked her nighttime snuggle, but my breasts became a game.  However, she never had a sippy ever and went straight to a regular cup.  So she would just have bed time feedings and regular whole milk in a cup for meals.  She will be 3 late July and she hasn't lost anybonding at all, she still won't let me leave her sight, and "mama" has to do everything she won't let anyone else help her,lol.  Whatever works for you works for you, don't worry about what other moms have done.

Quoting CheesyKitty:

My dd does take water from a sippy, she loves it. But other than that she is attached to me pretty solid. She is currently 8.5 months. I'm just thinking about the future here.


Quoting hance6:

That would be my DD.....we bought literally every style bottle Wal-mart carried to get her to take one, for my ds had a specialist appt, and dd was staying with hubby at home.  Nothing worked she ended up screaming her head of for about 30 min., til I got home.  So she was attached to me for an entire year:-)

Quoting Mandiii04:

Some kids won't take breast milk from anything but the breast.




GaleJ
by Silver Member on May. 10, 2012 at 11:31 PM

I am a supporter of long-term nursing and so would encourage you to continue in whatever way works for you. Having said that I can't offer any advice, my son was exclusively breastfed at the breast, no pumping, no bottles of anything and he wasn't interested in solid food as anything but a science experiment until he was over eighteen months. He continued to nurse until his fifth birthday when we agreed together, but at his suggestion, that we would stop.  

mitty18
by Gold Member on May. 10, 2012 at 11:46 PM
It's different if you pump. Your baby is getting your Breastmilk which is better then formula, but same thing applies. Pumping and bottle feeding is not the same as straight from the tap.

Quoting CheesyKitty:

Its not impossible for me. But I will look into kellymom.



But what about babies that get pumped bottle when mom is working? Wouldn't the same concepts apply for older babies?




Quoting mitty18:

My dd won't take a sippy cup, not to mention after a year it's extremely difficult to pump if not impossible.





Getting straight from the tap is ideal because your baby's saliva will tell your body what they need in the milk and what to make antibodies for. Kellymom.org explains all this.

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mitty18
by Gold Member on May. 10, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Im mobile too.

It doesn't matter the age of the baby. The same way it works for a newborn, is the way it works for a three year old. Age doesn't change that.


Quoting CheesyKitty:

I am having a hard time finding anything on kellymom about older babies (not a very mobile friendly site) any way to please get a specific article title or link?




Quoting mitty18:

My dd won't take a sippy cup, not to mention after a year it's extremely difficult to pump if not impossible.





Getting straight from the tap is ideal because your baby's saliva will tell your body what they need in the milk and what to make antibodies for. Kellymom.org explains all this.

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TSNDDY
by Gold Member on May. 10, 2012 at 11:58 PM
I'm just going to mention usually after a year usually your ability to pump/express breast milk decreases.. So even if you can easily pump now it might not be the same when your child is 18 months
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