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Snooki Is Breastfeeding Baby Lorenzo the Hard Way (PHOTO)

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Question: Would you exclusively pump breast milk for your baby?

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Yes! In fact I have. It's my perferred way to BF.

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Posted by Jeanne Sager
on September 25, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Snooki LorenzoYou gotta love Snooki for always being honest -- sometimes brutally honest, but still, you always know where the Jersey Shore star stands. And when it comes to breastfeeding, Snooks has always been clear that she was a little uneasy. But one month into little Lorenzo's life, she's already learned one of the most important keys to being a good parent: you figure out what works for you and your baby.

So when it comes to breastfeeding, Snooki has decided to go with the bottle. Bottles of pumped breast milk that is.

Snooki has Tweeted several times over the past few days about how she makes this whole thing work, including photos of her cutie sucking down his bottle, photos of her new breast pump, and explaining to fans that breastfeeding has helped her lose the baby weight.

And when one fan criticized her for not "putting your babe on your boob," Snooks kept it short and sweet. She said she's pumping because she's filming. Which could mean a million different things: maybe she's spending time away from Lorenzo and she needs to build up a supply of milk for someone else to feed him. Or maybe she's not comfortable breastfeeding in front of millions of TV viewers. Or maybe, well, who cares. She's making it work, and isn't that all that matters? 

There is no shame in choosing breast, bottle, OR pumping. For the latter, it could be pumping sometimes or pumping every single drop of breast milk that they get, but the only thing that matters is that these moms are trying their best.

I know a few moms whose kids had breast milk exclusively from bottles, and the women will all tell you it was a lot of work. Not only did they have to spend the time most of us would spend actually feeding their babies, but they also had to spend that extra time pumping. They were exhausted!

But they all did it for the same reason Snooki initially broached pumping back when she was pregnant and feeling a little uneasy about breastfeeding: "because it's the best nutrients for baby." That sounds like being a good mom to me! Fist pumps for Snooki for making it work!

by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 6:51 PM
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MrsImperfect
by Bronze Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:33 AM
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Thats how I did it. My nipples are flat and my baby couldn't latch right and I was a bloody mess. So I pumped instead.
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bellawomen
by Bronze Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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I exclusively pumped for the first 3 months. My son wouldn't nurse at the breast. He was born at 35 weeks and though he tried nursing at first, he was too weak to pull anything out and within 4 days lost almost 20% of his body weight. I tried everything, but formula in the mean time and pumped like a mad woman. Trust me its hard and very time consuming. Suddenly, one morning after months of laying naked next to my son cuddling him, he rolled tilted his head half asleep and latched on. I remember crying, wanting to wake my husband and show him but afraid to move in case I would unlatch him. Never looked back after that. He successfully nursed for over 3 years.
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paganbaby
by Teflon Don on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Her metabolism must be through the roof!

Quoting smalltowngal:

Part of the reason I produced so much was because my DD was such a pig. At 11 months old, I took her to a pizza buffet and she had 6 pieces of pizza in one sitting. She still lost 1 oz. between her 6 month and 12 month appointment even with eat 2 adult plates of food at each meal. 

Quoting paganbaby:

Damn woman! LOL I wish I produced like that.

Quoting smalltowngal:

I pumped some when my DD was little and would get 12 oz. in a pumping in 10 min. so it wasn't a big deal for me to pump. 




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paganbaby
by Teflon Don on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Poor baby! Why so much blood work?

Quoting 3lilladies81:

It was SO much work!! My first two just wouldn't latch and finally my third took the breast good, but I still had to pump bc I was taking 2nd DD to the hospital 3X a week for bloodwork.


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ashleyrenee24
by Ashley on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:39 AM
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I wouldn't pump as a first choice because it would be too much work. Its a major reason why I don't use formula.

Aamy
by Silver Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:41 AM
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Good for her.
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paganbaby
by Teflon Don on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Is your son okay now?

And damn that is an insane schedule! That's amazing that you were able to do it for so long.

Quoting TrouserMouse:

 I did it as a last resort.  My son that was born with heart defects could not nurse because his pulse and respirations were too rapid and he could not get the suck, swallow, breathe pattern down to maintain a proper latch and nurse. 

I pumped every 2 hours, 24 hours per day for 6 months.  It was MISERABLE!  I wouldn't ever choose to do that unless I had to.


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elephantmamaof2
by Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:42 AM
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Good for her! Sometimes breast or bottle isn't so black and white. I pumped exclusively with my daughter because she was 10 weeks premature. She recieved my breast milk through a feeding tube for the first few weeks and then through a bottle so the nurses could still give her my nutrition when I couldn't be there! It was tough, but we got through it!
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paganbaby
by Teflon Don on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Congrats on 5 months!

And I know I'm surprised too. I'd figure that she might try bfing for a few days then give up and ff. I'm impressed.

Quoting GLWerth:

Shows some dedication. My first boy wouldn't latch on and I pumped for 5 months. It was hard, but we managed.

I'm actually surprised by this, in a good way.


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MicheleJM
by Bronze Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:43 AM
This. Idc if she stands on her head so the milk flows better or if she ff. Not my kid. And no I wouldnt pump. Been there, done that, never again. I WILL nurse though. If I cant nurse the kids getting formula. I felt like mooing everytime I pumped. Nursing didnt bother me though except baby always wanted to eat soon as I sat down to a meal...


Quoting lga1965:

 Ordinarily I would say "Who cares what anyone says about Snooki?" but in this case, I do care what has been said about her. It is nobody's business how she feeds her baby. Good grief.


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