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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?


Only group members can vote in this poll.

Total Votes: 143

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Bump after you vote, please. :)
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 5:22 PM
Replies (31-40):
bebe_ju-rah
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 7:34 PM
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I can't link BC I'm Mobil but she is correct. Not only does supplementing cause nipple confusion (which you touched on) but breastfeeding is supply and demand. If baby is getting formula, then the demand to breastfeed is not there/as high as it should be, thus causing the mother to not regulate an adequate supply. It is 100% natural for babies to lose weight in the beginning. A lot of the loss is actually water loss. C-section babies are more susceptible to higher loss. I've had 2 kids and both times they had jaundice and substantial weight loss the first week and both times their pedi told me not to supplement.

Most parenting magazines receive generous sponsorships from companies like Nestle, so it behooves them to suggest supplementation.

ETA: I'm not arguing...just share experience/knowledge btw
BTW :)


Quoting MommaVoo: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.
bebe_ju-rah
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 7:35 PM
Why would you feel bad?? You did what is best for you and thus, your baby. That's what being a mommy is all about!

Quoting lillettemomma:

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
MrsApple
by Gold Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Exclusively nursed my only child.Will nurse again if I have another baby.

ChanningsMom12
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 7:38 PM
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jconney80
by Platinum Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 7:54 PM
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My oldest had a lip tie that no one ever noticed and I couldn't BF her because she couldn't even latch.

My middle child I nursed from the beginning exclusively (only had a little formula in the hospital due to being bullied about weight loss)

My third child was exclusively BF with no formula ever and I tandem nurse my two younger kids. 

Sister_Someone
by Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 8:06 PM

Tried, didn't work.

poietes
by Laura on Nov. 21, 2013 at 8:08 PM
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My first 2 were bf 5 and 6 months. My third was just under two years.
darcibeisheim
by Silver Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 9:13 PM

My oldest.  I tried to fb but not enough support and he got sick.  

Middle had birth defects and had to be tube fed.  I couldn't pump enough. 

Youngest. I bf mostly, but supplemented with formula when I was away.

jjchick75
by Bronze Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 9:29 PM

She's right. Breastfeeding is a supply and demand thing. So if you are topping baby off with formula and not allowing the baby continue nursing your body is not getting the signal that more milk is needed and it won't make that milk. The best thing would be for mom to be reassured weight loss is normal, even in formula fed babies. Baby should be allowed to nurse for for as long and often as baby wants. As long as diapers are good, formula shouldn't even be in the picture.

Quoting MommaVoo:

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.




jjchick75
by Bronze Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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I nursed my oldest until 6 weeks when I was a told my supply was low and I was starving her. I was young and uneducated so I just quit and gave her formula. I EBF my next 4 and 3 of them are still nursing at 3(twins) and almost 2.

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