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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 (21-30):
pinkfairy0206
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 6:49 PM
Yes bf all 4 of my kids. My son 3 (next month) was the longest. We just stopped in august.
Junebaby18
by Bronze Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 6:52 PM
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Quoting MommaVoo:

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.



Oh, I most definitely didn't misunderstand. Who do you think paid for that study? Formula companies! There may have been a couple of good bf articles in there, but I wouldn't rely on them for bf info.
It's very normal for all babies to lose 10-12% of birthweight and not gain it back until the end of week 2.
Formula feeding in the beginning can, and has, messed up many moms attempts to bf their babies.
MommaVoo
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 7:00 PM

and do you have proof of this or are we just playing conspiracy theory roulette here >.< I am so done with this conversation. What messes up babies is nippple confusion not supplementation and as I said the study used syringes. Its well known that many women stop BFing because of the weight loss of their babies.. its in EVERY poll I have ever seen about why women stop BFing.. this is a way to ease their minds and NOT have the baby lose weight.

Quoting Junebaby18:

Quoting MommaVoo:

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.



Oh, I most definitely didn't misunderstand. Who do you think paid for that study? Formula companies! There may have been a couple of good bf articles in there, but I wouldn't rely on them for bf info.
It's very normal for all babies to lose 10-12% of birthweight and not gain it back until the end of week 2.
Formula feeding in the beginning can, and has, messed up many moms attempts to bf their babies.


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307mama
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 7:03 PM
I EBF but if I do need to supplement I have to with goats milk.
Mackenzie40
by Platinum Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 7:06 PM
none of those really fit. I BF both of my kids for at least three months No formulae at all. Then for different reasons I had to supplement with formula.

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Ktina11
by Silver Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 7:12 PM
My exprience was a mixed bag. 1st child had no suck/swallow relex so she had breastmilk for only a few days then formula...all by NG tube. Ods was breast/formula. Mds was breast solely til 4months then formula. Yds was breast til 7 months solely then formula. I would have gone longer with him but his growth stalledand he was already VERY small for his age so dr wanted to plump him up.
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by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 7:15 PM
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WILDCATGAL78
by Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 7:17 PM

I didn't vote. I did too many of the options. I exclusively breast fed for 6 or 7 weeks. Then I started supplementing and I also mixed the formula with breast milk. At 15 weeks my daughter was completely on formula. Due to a pre existing medical condition, I had to take some meds that I couldn't breast feed with.

bebe_ju-rah
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 7:26 PM
I would say that you non-exclusuvely breastfed.

Quoting WILDCATGAL78:

I didn't vote. I did too many of the options. I exclusively breast fed for 6 or 7 weeks. Then I started supplementing and I also mixed the formula with breast milk. At 15 weeks my daughter was completely on formula. Due to a pre existing medical condition, I had to take some meds that I couldn't breast feed with.

lillettemomma
by Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 7:30 PM
All my kids were formula fed from day 1 as I cannot bf for sensory reasons (I am autistic)... I do not feel bad about this in anyway
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