how do you feel

Oak Hill, WV

#1 Dec 19, 2011
what is your thought of giving your baby gods good nutrients?
Crystal Lowery

United States

#2 Dec 19, 2011
I breast feed now && also breast fed my first two. It builds their immunities, helps you lose weight quicker, && saves money that would normally be spent on formula. There are a LOT of benefits with breast feeding, for both the baby && mom.
Yeah

Mount Hope, WV

#3 Dec 19, 2011
I'm currently breastfeeding my one year old. I definately think more moms should be doing it. Most dont even try. It raises your baby's IQ you know. Maybe that's why ppl here are so dumb... All the formula drinking babies.
how do you feel

United States

#4 Dec 20, 2011
My baby will be 6 months on the 8th. I just now quit. I am still giving him night time feedings. It was the greatest bond. He waa born 5 pounda and now he's 12. I feel as if the formula will put the weight he needs on him.
Crystal Lowery

United States

#5 Dec 20, 2011
I had planned to breast feed all of mine till they were at least a year old, but I had to stop breast feeding my first when she was 3 months old because a medication I was prescribed. My second I breast fed till she was 7 months && decided it was funny to bite me everytime I tried to nurse her lol. I was considering using formula for my third, because when I would try to pump I didnt get much out && was afraid she wasnt getting enough milk, but at her 3 month check up her growth chart confirmed she was. So, I plan on breast feeding her till she is a year old, unless something happens like with the other two.
how do you feel

United States

#6 Dec 20, 2011
I wanted to breast feed till he was a year but I feel he needs more than what I have to offer. I can pump either. I know everything about breast feeding I just hope the six months he got it he got all the benefits from it. It really breaks my heart to stop that's why I started this.
how do you feel

United States

#7 Dec 20, 2011
I meant I can't* pump
Crystal Lowery

United States

#8 Dec 20, 2011
Yeah, if you dont believe he is getting enough then thats the only option you have. 6 months is better than none at all.
how do you feel

United States

#9 Dec 20, 2011
I know. Im so glad I got the chance to do it. He was ao tiny it was hard at first. It took me three weeks to get him on it. I hada pump at first and give it to him in a bottle. Once he hit two months I had a lot less milk and couldn't pump any more. God really blessed me with a perfect baby. I was dead set on breast feeding I wasn't going to give up. A lot of girls told me I wouldn't be able to do it cause they couldn't and a lot of ppl told me he'd be a girl ans I wanted a boy. But god answered my prayers and gave me what I wanted. I'm aure your babies are perfect to<3
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NaturalBeginning s

Chapmanville, WV

#11 Jan 12, 2012
There are breastfeeding suppport meetings held monthly at the Robinson Annex, beside Whipple Clinic. No judging for length of time breastfeeding or supplementing with formula, just support for those that need it. If you are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding come to the meetings for support or to support others! You can go here for more information: natural-beginnings.blogspot.com

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#12 Jan 16, 2012
This is just my opinion and I'm no expert but I've looked into it a lot and I'm a firm believer in breast feeding. It just worries me because formula is made in a factory. No matter how clean a factory is, if it produces food, it has rats. Formula gets recalled ever so often and I don't want to take the chance my baby isn't getting enough or is getting something really bad. Studies show that breast milk changes as your baby grows and they're still trying to make formulas that are as good as the real thing but as soon as they update, another benefit of breast feeding os discovered. 6 months is deffintaly better than none at all but have you considered doing both, that way your baby is getting the good stuff and you can be sure it's getting the coaloried or what ever you think it's not geting from you.
NaturalBeginning s

Chapmanville, WV

#13 Jan 16, 2012
When I first posted I was in a hurry. Now reading over the posts I want to add some things. I don't want to come across as rude, judgmental, or accusing, but most of the time when a woman feels like she can't meet her breastfeeding goals, or feels she has to supplement with formula its because of misinformation from those around her. Being educated on breastfeeding is very important in order to meet your goals. It is rare for a woman to physically not be able to breastfeed her children. More than likely you will come across challenges, but its knowing how to deal with those challenges that makes all the difference. According the the World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics, it is recommended that a baby be exclusively breastfed until 6 months of age. Until 6 months all your baby needs is breastmilk, no water, no cereal or formula. Of course come women choose formula full time or as a supplement and that is each parents right. But for those that want to breastfeed but feel like they can't for some reason or another, please contact a lactation consultant. They can help you work through your challenges.
NaturalBeginning s

Chapmanville, WV

#14 Jan 16, 2012
I meant to put no water or cereal is needed. Some choose to give water or cereal earlier than 6 months, and that's their choice.Some choose to supplement with formula and there are times, though rare, that formula may be needed as a supplement.
Jen

Beckley, WV

#15 Jan 17, 2012
I would only understand supplementing if the mother was away from the baby routinely I.e. a full time job. Pumping & storing can be done but from someone who's been there it's a lot of work. To the previous poster - my daughter was around 2 months old when similac recalled most of their formulas because it had beetle pieces ad larvae in it. Gross!!! Several of my friends had been feeding that crap to their babies & switched to another brand. But contaminations happen to any brand. Like you said, it's made in a factory. At the same time - my daughter was being breastfed & I knew exactly where her food was coming from. No need to track down lot numbers & look up recalls. She has been breastfed for over 17 months now. She's never had a bottle in her life. And just a side note - I had small A cup breasts before pregnancy. Now I have medium size B's but they're still small & I never ever needed to supplement. 90% of women who formula feed say they can't produce milk when in reality only 1-2% are physically lacking in milk production. They feel guilty so they lie or just don't want to nurse. Or they are just uneducated in how their bodies work & breastfeeding.
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queen

Beckley, WV

#17 Apr 18, 2012
keep trying
rich

Mount Hope, WV

#18 Apr 20, 2012
i wanna be breast fed

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