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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

View Results

Bump after you vote, please. :)
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 5:22 PM
Replies (41-50):
mommabear5cubs
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 9:57 PM
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Ok I dont really know how to answer this poll lol... My oldest son was severly tounge tied and could barely latch onto a bottle (he actuall had to have it surgically corrected) I tried and tried and it was not going to happen and because of his weight (5lbs 4oz at birth he dropped down to 4lbs 15ozs) and I had to intoduce formula because I wasnt getting enough by pumping... eventually I exclusively pumped but ended up drying up any way so formula it was for him,,. With my second he was allergic to my milk and bascially nearly everthing so soy formula it was for him.. My daughter was in Niccu and I was not allowed to hold her let alone nurse for 3 days but I did pump and she had PLENTY of bm but the niccu I guess was too lazy to heat it up and put it in her feeding tube they gave her formula when I was not there and bm when I was. I know because it was on her discharge paperwork. But other then in niccu she didnt have formula only bm for a year... Then there was my son Cameron who I had planned on bfing but he was stillborn at 20 weeks. I am currently 19 weeks and plan on bfing exclusively :) so I put EBF on/some but not all I guess that is the right choice..

tiarra7022
by Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 9:59 PM

I breastfed all of mine as close to one year old as possible. They had to be on formula for just a little bit till they weaned from the bottle.

nelliesmommy
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 9:59 PM
Yes. I did.
Mom2Just1
by Silver Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 10:06 PM
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I nursed my first for 14 months with no formula. I am currently nursing my second 11 months and counting with no formula. Formula is not an option for my children.

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bebe_ju-rah
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 10:06 PM
My son had a tongue and lip tie corrected as well. And a sensitivity to milk protein. Boys are difficult! Lol

Quoting mommabear5cubs:

Ok I dont really know how to answer this poll lol... My oldest son was severly tounge tied and could barely latch onto a bottle (he actuall had to have it surgically corrected) I tried and tried and it was not going to happen and because of his weight (5lbs 4oz at birth he dropped down to 4lbs 15ozs) and I had to intoduce formula because I wasnt getting enough by pumping... eventually I exclusively pumped but ended up drying up any way so formula it was for him,,. With my second he was allergic to my milk and bascially nearly everthing so soy formula it was for him.. My daughter was in Niccu and I was not allowed to hold her let alone nurse for 3 days but I did pump and she had PLENTY of bm but the niccu I guess was too lazy to heat it up and put it in her feeding tube they gave her formula when I was not there and bm when I was. I know because it was on her discharge paperwork. But other then in niccu she didnt have formula only bm for a year... Then there was my son Cameron who I had planned on bfing but he was stillborn at 20 weeks. I am currently 19 weeks and plan on bfing exclusively :) so I put EBF on/some but not all I guess that is the right choice..

jjchick75
by Bronze Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 10:11 PM


All of kids have severe dairy and soy allergies and my youngest was severely tongue tied. He also has several other allergies. He was certainly the most problematic to nurse lol.

Quoting bebe_ju-rah:

My son had a tongue and lip tie corrected as well. And a sensitivity to milk protein. Boys are difficult! Lol

Quoting mommabear5cubs:

Ok I dont really know how to answer this poll lol... My oldest son was severly tounge tied and could barely latch onto a bottle (he actuall had to have it surgically corrected) I tried and tried and it was not going to happen and because of his weight (5lbs 4oz at birth he dropped down to 4lbs 15ozs) and I had to intoduce formula because I wasnt getting enough by pumping... eventually I exclusively pumped but ended up drying up any way so formula it was for him,,. With my second he was allergic to my milk and bascially nearly everthing so soy formula it was for him.. My daughter was in Niccu and I was not allowed to hold her let alone nurse for 3 days but I did pump and she had PLENTY of bm but the niccu I guess was too lazy to heat it up and put it in her feeding tube they gave her formula when I was not there and bm when I was. I know because it was on her discharge paperwork. But other then in niccu she didnt have formula only bm for a year... Then there was my son Cameron who I had planned on bfing but he was stillborn at 20 weeks. I am currently 19 weeks and plan on bfing exclusively :) so I put EBF on/some but not all I guess that is the right choice..



elasmimi
by Platinum Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 10:37 PM

When I had my kids, (back in the dark ages) formula was just coming out, and everyone was excited to use it, so no, I did not bf any of them.

MommaVoo
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 10:42 PM

are you all reading deficient?!?! I will say it in plainer terms.. perhaps I wasnt clear. The study suggests you do it until your milk comes in. There is no milk supply to hinder because its not there. This is just for the time beforehand when the baby doesnt get much and it isnt to top them off it is just to give them a lil more. I agree that women SHOULD be reassured but every study shows they are not and that the weight loss scares them and MANY quite BFing because of it.

Quoting jjchick75:

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.





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zboys
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 10:42 PM

"Tried to but it didn't work out" is option 5 on the poll.


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.



jjchick75
by Bronze Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 10:51 PM

I've seen the study. I know what they did. But the thing is even in those first few days your body is getting messages about supply and how often baby is eating. If you are not telling your body to make that milk it's not going to. That is as true on day 1 as it is on day 100. As the old saying goes if it's not broke don't fix it. Women don't need more reasons to give formula, they need better information and more support. 

Quoting MommaVoo:

are you all reading deficient?!?! I will say it in plainer terms.. perhaps I wasnt clear. The study suggests you do it until your milk comes in. There is no milk supply to hinder because its not there. This is just for the time beforehand when the baby doesnt get much and it isnt to top them off it is just to give them a lil more. I agree that women SHOULD be reassured but every study shows they are not and that the weight loss scares them and MANY quite BFing because of it.

Quoting jjchick75:

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.







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