Log In Sign Up

Formula, Breastfeeding or both?


Forum: Getting Ready for Baby

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Getting Ready for Baby LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
March 17th, 2011, 06:53 AM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Auburn, IN
Posts: 8,546
Send a message via AIM to way2gomom Send a message via Yahoo to way2gomom Send a message via Skype™ to way2gomom
How will you be feeding baby?
If you are formula feeding or supplementing, have you been saving coupons?
If you are breastfeeding, do you have a pump or will you be buying/renting one?
If you will be returning to work, will you pump at work?
__________________
Joanna
wife, mother, blogger, support group leader, perpetually behind on laundry



blog: justjoanna.com | twitter: way2gomom | facebook | pinterest: way2gomom
Reply With Quote
  #2  
March 17th, 2011, 09:03 PM
Happy Mommy
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Midwest
Posts: 21,659
breastmilk, pumping, and forumla if daycare runs out of EBM in a pinch.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
March 18th, 2011, 05:11 PM
Just_Marie's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 28,159
I think I will do both EBF, and supplement so dh can get a turn at night--we're not entirely committed either way just yet. I EBF Nolan, but the other three were obviously FF, we'll see how much time and energy I have with all of them
__________________
Mama to 5!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
March 24th, 2011, 06:15 AM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Auburn, IN
Posts: 8,546
Send a message via AIM to way2gomom Send a message via Yahoo to way2gomom Send a message via Skype™ to way2gomom
We will be EBF this baby... and I'm so excited! With DS, we supplemented with formula so DH could give a bottle each night, and that's how we found out DS couldn't digest dairy proteins. He was miserable, the poor guy. So I will be pumping at home this time to save some milk for DH to bottle feed to the baby, and also in case of margarita nights...
__________________
Joanna
wife, mother, blogger, support group leader, perpetually behind on laundry



blog: justjoanna.com | twitter: way2gomom | facebook | pinterest: way2gomom
Reply With Quote
  #5  
March 24th, 2011, 08:03 AM
Mana's Avatar Loving My Baby Girl <3
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 3,008
Send a message via AIM to Mana Send a message via MSN to Mana
I plan to EBF. I'll be a SAHM, so I don't think I'll need to invest in any sort of nice fancy pump, but I do want to get one just so DH can take over some of the feedings, and so we can go out every now and then without the baby.

Quote:
Originally Posted by way2gomom View Post
and also in case of margarita nights...
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #6  
March 29th, 2011, 05:15 AM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Auburn, IN
Posts: 8,546
Send a message via AIM to way2gomom Send a message via Yahoo to way2gomom Send a message via Skype™ to way2gomom
Mana - I had a small pump that I used when I was staying home at first, and it worked decently. You might find a good deal on a used pump, though, so you might be able to get a fancy one. A used pump doesn't have a warranty (more than one person using it breaks the warranty), but you can get the replacement tubing and supplies at a hospital pharmacy or at Babies 'R Us. Just something to think about! They are a LOT faster to pump with
__________________
Joanna
wife, mother, blogger, support group leader, perpetually behind on laundry



blog: justjoanna.com | twitter: way2gomom | facebook | pinterest: way2gomom
Reply With Quote
  #7  
March 29th, 2011, 12:23 PM
Mana's Avatar Loving My Baby Girl <3
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 3,008
Send a message via AIM to Mana Send a message via MSN to Mana
I'm not sure about a used pump, but I'll look around

Are electric pumps worth spending the extra money over manual? Since I won't be pumping that much (I don't think) I've been thinking about a manual but I'm not sure how good/useful they really are.
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #8  
March 29th, 2011, 12:35 PM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Auburn, IN
Posts: 8,546
Send a message via AIM to way2gomom Send a message via Yahoo to way2gomom Send a message via Skype™ to way2gomom
If you were going to be away from baby fulltime, then I would say yes without a doubt. Since you are planning to stay home, you can probably make do with either, or even a small battery operated one.
__________________
Joanna
wife, mother, blogger, support group leader, perpetually behind on laundry



blog: justjoanna.com | twitter: way2gomom | facebook | pinterest: way2gomom
Reply With Quote
  #9  
March 29th, 2011, 01:36 PM
Super Mommy
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: London England
Posts: 553
How will you be feeding baby? I would like to breastfeed for about a month, then pump. My kids want to be to involved to deny them bottle feeding.

If you are formula feeding or supplementing, have you been saving coupons? No - But now that you mention it, if I have problems, I should as a back up

If you are breastfeeding, do you have a pump or will you be buying/renting one? I will be buying one for sure. I am looking for a dual, electric pump for time. Plus I want one with adjustable suction. THis is going to be expensive but I plan on being mainly a pumper so it will be worth it in the long run.

If you will be returning to work, will you pump at work? Since I work at home - YA! LOL
Reply With Quote
  #10  
March 30th, 2011, 05:16 AM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Auburn, IN
Posts: 8,546
Send a message via AIM to way2gomom Send a message via Yahoo to way2gomom Send a message via Skype™ to way2gomom
__________________
Joanna
wife, mother, blogger, support group leader, perpetually behind on laundry



blog: justjoanna.com | twitter: way2gomom | facebook | pinterest: way2gomom
Reply With Quote
  #11  
March 30th, 2011, 08:14 AM
Super Mommy
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: London England
Posts: 553
My SIL's sister got an electric dual pump used for $50. Iam looking at the same one and it is $350 retail. That makes a huge difference for some because $300 could be spent on other baby things, but for me - and I know this is a stupid hang up - but I can't see myself buying a used pump. It would be like buying a used B.O.B for me. Something a little too personal. LOL

I don;t look down on anyone who does get a used pump. Personally I wish I could get over that stupid ahng up because I could save myself sooooo much money. Totally retarded I know.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
March 30th, 2011, 08:42 AM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Auburn, IN
Posts: 8,546
Send a message via AIM to way2gomom Send a message via Yahoo to way2gomom Send a message via Skype™ to way2gomom
It's a normal hangup. Really, when you are buying a used pump you are only reusing the motor because you replace the tubing and everything else that comes with it. You buy new bottles, new tubing, new shields, everything except the body of the pump that does not come in contact at all with the milk. But it's up to you!
__________________
Joanna
wife, mother, blogger, support group leader, perpetually behind on laundry



blog: justjoanna.com | twitter: way2gomom | facebook | pinterest: way2gomom
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
breastfeeding , formula , pumping

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:59 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0