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November 13th, 2012, 06:01 AM
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Just wondering what your mother did: Did she feed you formula or were you breast fed?



My mother breastfed both me and my brother.
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November 13th, 2012, 06:17 AM
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I was formula fed. My mom wanted to breastfeed but i wanted nothing to do with it.
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November 13th, 2012, 09:37 AM
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I was formula fed. My grandmother bottle fed as well, except used cow's milk.
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November 13th, 2012, 10:22 AM
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My mom breastfed but supplemented from birth. She says she had to supplement because she didn't make enough milk obviously you won't if you supplement from day 1!! She thought her boobs were too small, but mine are the same and I EBFed M without a single bottle ever.
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November 13th, 2012, 11:04 AM
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My mom breastfeed all of her biological kids (adopted sister was formula).
All of mine have been BF also until they wean themselves.

Dh and his siblings were all formula fed. Funny part, his mom is a nurse too..
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November 13th, 2012, 11:07 AM
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We were all formula fed because my mom didn't produce enough milk.
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November 13th, 2012, 01:06 PM
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I was breastfed for a month, then bottle fed. All 3 of my siblings were the same. I did the same for my girls!
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November 13th, 2012, 03:30 PM
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We were all breastfed although my brother became jaundice and back then they thought formula was the answer to fixing it, so he was only nursed for a couple weeks.

I've nursed all mine for varying lengths.
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November 13th, 2012, 10:08 PM
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My mom breastfed all three of us, but I'm not sure for how long...

I'm hoping to EBF for at least a year.
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November 14th, 2012, 02:08 AM
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I was only BF'd for 2 weeks, my mom gave up because of problems with inverted nipples and I guess she thought formula was easier?
She formula fed all my siblings.

So far Chelsea has been almost exclusively breastfed, she has had a supplement of formula here and there - mostly due to the health problems I've had and surgery (I was taking some strong pain medication). But her getting a formula bottle is once in a blue moon, I try to make sure I pump just incase.
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November 14th, 2012, 05:07 AM
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I was formula fed my sister bf for 2 weeks due to low production. Isn't it interesting how many moms were told they didn't produce enough milk? I imagine it wasn't true in the majority of moms.
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November 15th, 2012, 09:07 PM
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We were all bf for varying lengths. My older brother and me were bf for 3 months each. My younger sister was bf for 16 months and my little brother, 4.5 years! I had to supplement with Liam, but managed to give him breastmilk for 8 months. So, far, I haven't had to supplement with Nolan and I'd like to bf for 17 months.
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November 19th, 2012, 10:35 AM
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My brother, sister and I were all bottlefed. My mom has 8 brothers and sisters and they were all bottlefed as well (mostly cows milk)... My mom told me that back then that there were not the resources out there for breastfeeding as there are now. If there was the slightest issue with breastfeeding the bottle was encouraged.
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