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November 27th, 2006, 06:57 AM
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I'm currently in a mental debate with myself. We're planning on another baby, probably next year. There is a part of me that really, really wants to try BF again, but I also am a little hesitant. I had such a bad BF experience and have had such a great FF experience so far.

What are you guys going to do?
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November 27th, 2006, 08:07 AM
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I'm in the same boat as you. My BF experience was less than stellar (understatement) so I am apprehensive. I'll play it by ear, I think

One thing I have learned is that it pays to be open-minded. Perhaps if I hadn't been so anti-formula, transitioning him to it would not have been such an emotionally crippling experience.
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November 27th, 2006, 08:25 AM
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I will more than likely FF again whenever that may be.
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November 27th, 2006, 09:10 AM
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Just like with Gracie, I will give breastfeeding my best shot with the next baby...

But I am not hesitant to ff if that is what is needed. Gracie is doing just fine on formula and I have no regrets/
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November 27th, 2006, 09:57 AM
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I will probably try BF again! I really wanted it to work for me and it didn't. Maybe next time will be better!
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November 27th, 2006, 10:57 AM
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I'm going to FF again.
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November 27th, 2006, 11:00 AM
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I will be trying to BF again. Next time around I will read alot more and try to arm myself with enough knowledge and support as possible so that I won't have such a rough time. I think if I know more about what to do when/if problems arise, I'll be more likely to be successful in BF'ing. But, if I have to FF I will know what to do and not be as against it as I was when I was pregnant with Ryleigh, b/c she is happy and healthy on formula.
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November 27th, 2006, 12:52 PM
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I told myself that if there is a next time, I'd give breastfeeding a shot, but I'm having 2nd thoughts too.

I pumped for the first 2 months with Kaya and THAT was the most exhausting experience of my life and there's no way in hell I'd do that again.

I dunno... I'll probably end up just formula feeding again. Might try to breastfeed for a month but after that I'll have no qualms about going 100% formula.
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November 27th, 2006, 01:49 PM
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I will be trying to BF again. Next time around I will read alot more and try to arm myself with enough knowledge and support as possible so that I won't have such a rough time. I think if I know more about what to do when/if problems arise, I'll be more likely to be successful in BF'ing. But, if I have to FF I will know what to do and not be as against it as I was when I was pregnant with Ryleigh, b/c she is happy and healthy on formula.[/b]
If I decide to BF, this is the attitude I'll have. I DEFINITELY will be putting some work into it beforehand, take days off work to take classes if need be. I was bad about that this time around because all of the support groups and classes were weekday daytime, so I just didn't do it...then when I had trouble I was coming at it from the back end.

But also, seeing how well Eric is doing, I can't say FF isn't great too, and I won't be as upset if it doesn't work.
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November 28th, 2006, 09:30 AM
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Well, I guess I'm undecided. I FF dd#1 and it was great. I had decided to try bfing with dd#2. It was not a great experience at all....it went horribly and i cried constantly. So I switched to formula and things are great now. If I have another in some ways I would like to try BF again (I feel like I've learned a lot since then) but then again FF is great too...so who knows!!
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November 28th, 2006, 05:27 PM
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My BF experience was very stressful, but I suppose a portion was because I was trying to recover from a c-section.

I'm torn as to what I'll do with the next. In a way (and this may sound weird) I'd feel like I wasn't being fair to Ally if I BF the next baby longer than 2 1/2 weeks which is how long I pumped for Ally. And the transition from breastmilk/formula to 100% formula was horrific on Ally's system.

It's going to be a tough decision for me when the time comes.
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November 28th, 2006, 08:30 PM
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I'll breastfed any subsequent children as well. I had a hard time in the beginning with Eleanor because she is tongue tied and that made it hard. BUt I was unable to BF i would not hesitate to FF. Yes it would be un nerving for me just because I successfully BF before and now I can't. But I would not beat myself up over it.

Not saying anything bad about blinkies or banners, but I have no banners or blinkies in my sigge about the way I feed my baby. Up until now (which its to advertise a board on here). Because to me, its not all that important on how we feed them as long as we do. We all know Breast milk has plus sides. But it comes down to every mother and every baby..thats it.

ETA: I wandered in here by accident and saw this and a lot of girls I know so I had to respond PLus technically I bottle sometimes
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December 1st, 2006, 03:41 PM
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I will try to pump longer but mostly FF.
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December 1st, 2006, 04:33 PM
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I will be trying to BF again. Next time around I will read alot more and try to arm myself with enough knowledge and support as possible so that I won't have such a rough time. I think if I know more about what to do when/if problems arise, I'll be more likely to be successful in BF'ing. But, if I have to FF I will know what to do and not be as against it as I was when I was pregnant with Ryleigh, b/c she is happy and healthy on formula.[/b]

I read books and I took a class on brestfeeding and I also did a lot of research and I still got sore cracked nipples the first day and I had a nurse helping me. My lactation counsultant was commenting on how well Rylynn would latch on at such a young age. I think she was latching on too well LOL. Anyway it didn't work out for me and I took the classes and read the books. I just think it is harder for some people to do it.

Oh I almost named my daughter Ryleigh and I was going to spell it that way!! Still may if I have another girl!!!
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