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If you did not nurse your child...

Posted by on May. 18, 2012 at 6:46 PM
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I don't care what your reasons and I don't want a discussion about how you fed your child, right or wrong. Please, no arguments on the merits of BF vs. FF. I simply am looking for insight into the availability of information regarding donated milk.

So, if you did not nurse your child....

Did you consider feeding donated milk? Why or why not? Did you know it was available?

If you did feed donated milk, how long did you give it and where did you obtain it?

Thanks!
by on May. 18, 2012 at 6:46 PM
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mama2beautiesnb
by Gold Member on May. 18, 2012 at 6:48 PM
No i did not. I did know about it, but am not interested.
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Country_Momma89
by on May. 18, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Didn't know it was available and even if I had I probably would have still stuck with formula.

Jaxsonsmama2009
by Silver Member on May. 18, 2012 at 6:49 PM
This.

Quoting mama2beautiesnb:

No i did not. I did know about it, but am not interested.
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Mrs.Velasquez
by Bronze Member on May. 18, 2012 at 6:50 PM
No I didn't consider donated milk.
Yes I did know it was available and where to search for it. I was not intrested in giving her any.
I was not comfortable with getting anyone's breast milk.
I bf for 4wks on my own then stopped. I was on meds for ppd
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Gabeys_Mommy
by Silver Member on May. 18, 2012 at 6:50 PM
I formula fed my son from 3 weeks on...my selfish reasons, but beside the point. I had never heard of that then.
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coolmommy2x
by Ruby Member on May. 18, 2012 at 6:51 PM
I knew about it but I didn't need it and would rather it go to someone who did.
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Aurora-Dove
by on May. 18, 2012 at 6:51 PM

I knew that some places have "wet nurses" available. I don't think I would have been able to feed my son from another woman's body, mainly because even if she is tested for diseases, etc. I don't know what she is putting into her body. perhaps if it was someone I know extremely well I would allow it, but definitely not from a stranger.

critter_boo
by Silver Member on May. 18, 2012 at 6:51 PM
Same


Quoting Jaxsonsmama2009:

This.



Quoting mama2beautiesnb:

No i did not. I did know about it, but am not interested.

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CrystalYaris
by Platinum Member on May. 18, 2012 at 6:53 PM

I tried to breastfeed, but the day we came home from the hospital the pediatrician called and said my son had galactosemia  and I had to put him on soy formula. He ended up being allergic to soy as well. I knew donated milk was available as I had a friend that donated her milk. It just wasn't an option for us. I have no idea where you can obtain it. Ask your child's pediatrician.

thatgirl70
by Carin on May. 18, 2012 at 6:54 PM

No I didn't, but I didn't know about it. I probably would not have done it.

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