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Poll

Question: Did you breastfeed?

Options:

Exclusively (no formula) All my kids

Not Exlusively (some formula) Alll my kids

Formula fed all my kids-Didn't try to BF

EBF one/some of my kids but not all

Tried to bf but it didn't work out

That's what boobs are for?


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Total Votes: 143

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Bump after you vote, please. :)
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 5:22 PM
Replies (11-20):
toopicky429
by Platinum Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 5:57 PM
I exclusively breast fed both my kids until I returned to work. Then it was a mix of formula and breast.
Junebaby18
by Bronze Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 6:23 PM
I ebf 1 baby, but the other 2 got some formula.
Junebaby18
by Bronze Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 6:30 PM
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Quoting MommaVoo:

I might do that, it was severe with my son, projectile vomiting at every feeding. Everyone agreed he needed to be off BF and on soy, once I switched him he was great. Oh and I finally found the article I was reading about the supplementing formula.. so basically its just in the beginning to help with weight loss and they say even by syringe to prevent nipple confusion and such. It was just an exert from the stuff in the health section of this months American Baby.

Quoting bebe_ju-rah:I added "tried to bf but it didn't work out" a few mins ago.

My son has a milk protien sensitivity (had, he grew out of it). I solved it by cutting soy and dairy from my diet. Talk about a whole new baby!! I ate like a damn bird and lost a ton of weight but he wasn't in pain anymore and stopped throwing up.

You should join the breastfeeding moms group for support. They are amazing in there!


Quoting MommaVoo:

You missed an important option on your poll, "tried to BF but could not" I had no support and major issues with my first and the pumps we tried didnt work.. then my second was very lactose intolerant and needed soy forumla.. hoping to BF this one.. looking into formula supplements as it is supposed to help with a lot of issues but the studies I think are still not complete or newer.





Unfortunately, American Baby magazine is very pro formula and doesn't give out accurate bf info. The magazine is sponsored by formula companies, so shouldn't be relief upon for true and accurate bf info.

Kellymom.com is run by an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) and is very highly recommend and referred to site for up to date and accurate bf info.
Marisol1106
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 6:31 PM
Tried and couldn't bf first born. Ten years later bf my twins for two years. First three months I supplemented til I got my body adjusted to their demand then no formula or bottles til I weaned them at 23 months.


Quoting bebe_ju-rah:

Bump after you vote, please. :)

ladyraven16
by Platinum Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 6:33 PM
I bf my first exclusively for 8mo but because I was only 16 I thought you were supossed to stop before 1. My second I bf for 5mo but supplemented formula. He hated nursing and I had no support system so I gave up. This one will ebf for at least a year.
ATG499
by Silver Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 6:34 PM
I breastfed for three days.

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MommaVoo
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 6:35 PM

no you misunderstand, in no way were they promoting formula feeding, it was a study done at the university of california(I think San Fran) and what it was is that when the baby is new it helps with the weight loss that happens and so more women end up continuing with BF basically because they dont get scared by the weight loss. I have also NEVER gotten anything pro formula from that magazine.. in fact quite the opposite, have gotten some great BFing articles from there.

Quoting Junebaby18:

Quoting MommaVoo:

I might do that, it was severe with my son, projectile vomiting at every feeding. Everyone agreed he needed to be off BF and on soy, once I switched him he was great. Oh and I finally found the article I was reading about the supplementing formula.. so basically its just in the beginning to help with weight loss and they say even by syringe to prevent nipple confusion and such. It was just an exert from the stuff in the health section of this months American Baby.

Quoting bebe_ju-rah:I added "tried to bf but it didn't work out" a few mins ago.

My son has a milk protien sensitivity (had, he grew out of it). I solved it by cutting soy and dairy from my diet. Talk about a whole new baby!! I ate like a damn bird and lost a ton of weight but he wasn't in pain anymore and stopped throwing up.

You should join the breastfeeding moms group for support. They are amazing in there!


Quoting MommaVoo:

You missed an important option on your poll, "tried to BF but could not" I had no support and major issues with my first and the pumps we tried didnt work.. then my second was very lactose intolerant and needed soy forumla.. hoping to BF this one.. looking into formula supplements as it is supposed to help with a lot of issues but the studies I think are still not complete or newer.





Unfortunately, American Baby magazine is very pro formula and doesn't give out accurate bf info. The magazine is sponsored by formula companies, so shouldn't be relief upon for true and accurate bf info.

Kellymom.com is run by an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) and is very highly recommend and referred to site for up to date and accurate bf info.


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ditsyjo
by Gold Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 6:36 PM
We nursed all 3 of mine so far but we have suplimented as well
emtgirl885
by Silver Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 6:41 PM
Exclusively breastfed my son for a year.
dt3
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 6:46 PM
This is my 1st baby and I ebf she is 10 months I dont know howclong I want to but I am thinking past a year. I need to work on getting her to drink it from another source other than mommy :-)
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