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July 23rd, 2013, 06:55 PM
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What do you plan to do?


I exclusively nursed my son for 14.5 months (his choice not mine) and I do intend to breastfeed again, but hope the next will take a bottle of pumped milk as well.
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July 23rd, 2013, 07:03 PM
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breastfed both my kids for 2 years each, no formula and only a few bottles of pumped milk. I plan on nursing this one for 2 years too
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July 23rd, 2013, 07:17 PM
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I will breast feed, and pump and bottle feed.
My almost two yr old nursed till almost a yr
When he weened himself.
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July 23rd, 2013, 07:44 PM
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Bottle feeding. Definitely.
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July 23rd, 2013, 07:47 PM
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I breastfed my DD for 7 months but she also took a bottle of pumped milk. I plan to breastfeed this baby as well.
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July 23rd, 2013, 08:27 PM
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Plan to breastfeed, with some pumping and bottles as I work part-time. DD nursed for two years - not sure I'll want to go that long with this one but I didn't plan to go that long with DD, so you never know...
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July 23rd, 2013, 08:58 PM
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Breastfeeding. I have a combined total of 6 1/4 years of nursing amongst all of my children and I'm still nursing my youngest. I nurse them until they wean, usually sometime after they turn 2. The other two took pumped milk occasionally but my youngest refused all bottles and pacifiers.
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July 23rd, 2013, 09:01 PM
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Breast feeding for sure!
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July 23rd, 2013, 09:32 PM
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Mine refused bottles too. We started at 3 days old, and he would just drool it all out. He never got down the sucking. He never had a big sucking reflex either - hated pacifiers. And when he got to sippys he was never strong enough to drink from most all of them.
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July 23rd, 2013, 09:51 PM
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My youngest could never get the hang of changing her suck between breast and bottle. I think the artificial-ness also bothered her. Even now, she prefers drinking from a regular cup rather than a sippy cup because the movement with her tongue and palate is similar. She has a tongue tie, I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it.
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July 23rd, 2013, 10:02 PM
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I would like to breast feed if possible and my aim is 12-16 weeks of milk. I will return to work around week 10 or so which will decide alot.
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July 23rd, 2013, 10:07 PM
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Breast feeding, definitely. I breast fed DS until about 18 months when he weaned himself. There are just so many benefits to breast feeding and so many disadvantages for kids who end up taking formula. I couldn't imagine not breast feeding.
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My son likes sippys but he always needed soft ones that weren't large. I think because I had an abundance of milk and it came quickly, he didn't have to work hard.

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Breast feeding, definitely. I breast fed DS until about 18 months when he weaned himself. There are just so many benefits to breast feeding and so many disadvantages for kids who end up taking formula. I couldn't imagine not breast feeding.
I wouldn't judge those who formula feed. We don't know the reasons at all. Sometimes women have to and sometimes they choose to, but they are feeding their baby and doing what is best for their family.
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July 24th, 2013, 05:01 AM
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Breast feeding, definitely. I breast fed DS until about 18 months when he weaned himself. There are just so many benefits to breast feeding and so many disadvantages for kids who end up taking formula. I couldn't imagine not breast feeding.
I have two very beautiful, healthy, extremely intelligent children that were formula babies. They are at no disadvantage.
Moms who choose to use formula are at a disadvantage though. There is an unbelievable amount of unfair judging and pressure by people who assume they know best for our babies and family.
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July 24th, 2013, 05:53 AM
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Breastfeeding for sure, but I am definitely not against formula if something happens and we need it. Both my girls had formula. 1 of them was exclusively formula fed. There are so many reason's to formula feed that others don't even need to know about. I don't feel like I owe anyone a reason for exclusively formula feeding 1 of my girls. I'm all for doing what works for your family.
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July 24th, 2013, 05:56 AM
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I plan to breastfeed. I breastfed both of my boys for about 15 months. I was still nursing Jacob when I got pregnant with this baby. He is mostly done nursing now though. He still nurses right before bed time but that's it. I will also pump milk and feed with a bottle. I work full time so my baby will be in daycare and will need to be able to take a bottle. Plus DH likes to feed baby sometimes so if baby takes a bottle that lets him help with feeding.
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July 24th, 2013, 06:35 AM
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I exclusively BF both my sons for about 14mo. I go back to work f/t at 12 weeks so I have needed to pump a lot. With my first it was stressfully because I did not have enough of a stock pile, so I was just pumping one day ahead. My second time I had a stockpile of 1000 ounce before I went back to work so I had a lot more breathing space. I plan on doing the same thing again, while I hate pumping I loved BFing.
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July 24th, 2013, 09:33 AM
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I just don't allow myself to dream that far yet... I dreamed a lot about BF in my first pregnancy, and it never came true, so... I'll try to BF, if it works, fine, if it doesn't, the kid won't go hungry! As long as I have a live baby in my arms (notice I don't even ask for a healthy one, I'll take whatever comes!!) I'll be happy!!
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July 24th, 2013, 09:44 AM
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Breast feed to bottle pretty quickly this time around I think. I do not love breast feeding, and hate it out of the house. Plus I shed many tears transitioning little ones to a bottle after a few months when my milk stopped coming in. ( all my kids were sensitive to dairy which meant I had to change my diet which killed my supply).

I think it's a beautiful thing but I am not putting any pressure on myself this time around.
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July 24th, 2013, 10:04 AM
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I plan to breast feed. Didn't get to last time since my babies were born too small to nurse and I tried to pump but I didn't develop milk since I was only pregnant for seven months. If not 6 1/2.

I am not against bottle feeding but is like to breast feed and pump if possible. Pump at night so daddy can get up and help!
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