Any October baby moms choose not to breastfeed?

Krystal-Lee - posted on 07/06/2010 ( 44 moms have responded )

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Any October baby moms choose not to breastfeed?

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Jewell - posted on 07/23/2010

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i did try to breatfeed my baby but she wasnt having it... so i stop breastfeed that night when i was at the hospital.. all the nurses told me to try it for few hrs cuz its better for the baby.. well she was constantly hungry.. so i gave up... she's happy as she can be...

Laurelle - posted on 07/23/2010

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I was not able to breastfeed. My son was in the NICU after he was born and They feed him bottles. I did try but he wasn't ever ale to latch on and then I tried to pump but my milk wouldn't come in right. So it just didn't work.

Nicole - posted on 07/22/2010

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I breastfed my first for about 5 weeks.. hated every second of it and my bub wasn't getting enough. with my 2nd.. I chose to formula from the start.. enjoyed those first few months with her soo much more. It's a personal choice and each to their own. formula was the right choice for me ;)

Jac - posted on 07/22/2010

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I didnt chose not to but only succeeded for 5 weeks. She was 9lb 6oz and needed more than I could give her and I was too stressed out to really try. :(

Danette - posted on 07/20/2010

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i believe no woman should have to explain themselves and why does no one ever asks a woman why she chooses to breast feed. Whichever choice you make it is your decision and no one elses business why you made that choice.

Brandi - posted on 07/20/2010

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I chose not to breastfeed and my baby is developing great! His height, weight, anhd head measurements are exactly on track.

Angela - posted on 07/18/2010

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3 kids, and none were breastfed.... I am not able to due to medications I take but had chosen not to anyway. My two older children are now school age and doing awesome! My oldest was bottle fed and reached all the milestones very early, walking by 8 months! Healthy happy kids, breast feeding isn't for everyone and I pefer not to see it or do it lol

Kristine - posted on 07/17/2010

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I didn't breastfeed either. Tried and got chewed raw, so after that I just pumped and only made it 3 weeks. After almost 9 months of life, though, Caleb is a healthy boy and you couldn't tell any different I don't think!

Krystal-Lee - posted on 07/17/2010

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thank you ladies thats all awesome input. I also had my reasons for not breastfeeding/ same reasons as most of the ladies who have commented but I feel much better about my decision as yes no mother should feel as though they were wrong in the decision they had made. thankx again.

Melissa - posted on 07/16/2010

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kimberly: skin and hair colour have absolutely nothing to do with a womans ability to produce milk. I'm also a fair skinned redhead and am still breastfeeding my 9 month old daughter.

Bettina - posted on 07/15/2010

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I always planned to breastfeed when i had children. My daughter is 8.5 months and was exclusively breastfed till she was 4 months abd then she started having a bottle of soy formula at night cause she seemed so hungry and was feeding around the clock. She is still breastfed for all other feeds and even though she has got teeth and occasionally nips me I plan to continue till she weans herself. I think for me it was a lot easier than for some - my milk came down very quickly and i have a very supportive family who are all very relaxed about breastfeeding and my mother who was a breastfeeding pro who helped me when I had trouble getting my baby to attach correctly.

Cari - posted on 07/15/2010

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I am a working mommy of a 9 month old and a VERY active 2 1/2 year old I work 40+ hours a week both the kids were c-sec babies we have a 15 year old year old son also. My son nursed for the first full year and my daughter is still nursing I plan to cont til she is 1.

Ratsonel - posted on 07/15/2010

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I breastfed my baby for 8 and a half month, even though i wanted to breastfeed him for 1 year. He grew his top and below teeth and started biting me, i had no option but to stop, though somehow i feel guilty but his healthy and fine.

Selena - posted on 07/14/2010

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I breastfed for the first 4 months exclusively then introduced formula as I was having difficulties. I weaned him at 6 months.
I used to think I would breastfeed for longer, and why wouldn't you breastfeed your baby. But the reality is, it has a lot of difficulties, some babies fuss and scream and do not attach. Mum's should be able to choose what they want without the guilt! :)

Kimberly - posted on 07/14/2010

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I didn't breastfeed. I couldn't. Discovered that with my firstborn. I'm a fair skinned red head and my body doesn't produce enough milk. Poor guy was starving!

Tricia - posted on 07/13/2010

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I tried to breast feed, but I worried about if she was "getting enough" with formula you can see how much they are getting and never have to wonder! I found it reassuring

Beth - posted on 07/13/2010

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My babies spent their first 3 weeks in the nicu, I pumped for them and also put them to breast while I was there with them. However, I also have a 3 year old so when my twins came home, I found it impossible to breastfeed them and to pump as well. I had enough milk saved up that their first month and a half was purely breastmilk. Then I switched to formula, they did and are still doing just fine. I did feel guilty for 'quitting' but I also had to keep in mind I am human and not superwoman.

Lindsay - posted on 07/13/2010

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All 3 of our kids were bottle fed kids. My oldest wouldn't latch on the first time and I was in a lot of pain from my c-section I chose to bottle feed him and that was the best decision. He didn't get sick until he was almost 2 when we moved to a new state. He never had any of the 'problems' that they say bottle fed babies had and i'm glad we chose to bottle feed him. I breast fed my second son for 6 weeks and it seemed like he just wasn't getting enough so I decided to switch him to the bottle. He was constantly sick the first year of his life. With our youngest I decided to try it again and he would feed really good during the day but wouldn't want to latch on at night so I went to the bottle with him and never looked back. I did pump for about a month for my youngest but it was such a pain with having 2 older kids already and finding the time and a place to pump where they wouldnt bother me and doing it on a schedule was impossible. I have NEVER felt like a bad mother because I CHOSE to bottle feed my kids and NO woman should.

Christine - posted on 07/13/2010

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I would have loved to breastfeed and was looking forward to it. However, my son has been fed through a tube since birth. We tried in the beginning and he did great, but in the end couldn't pass a swallow study. I did pump for four months and that lasted for six months. I feel like I missed out on some great bonding time with my son and hope that my next experience with having a baby goes a little smoother.

Dana - posted on 07/13/2010

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I didn't breast feed either of my children and they are both doing well. I chose not to breast feed with my older daughter because I knew there would be a lot of stress being a first time mom and because I really wasn't comfortable with the idea. My mom bottle fed me and I turned out ok so I chose not to bottle feed my children and they are both healthy and happy.

Allison - posted on 07/13/2010

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I breastfed my baby. Thought twice about it once her teeth came through :o) But im still feeding her twice a day and the rest is formula and food. She is 9 months.

Tammi - posted on 07/13/2010

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I bottle fed all the way! You have to really want to breast feed and be comfortable doing so. That's why I chose to bottle feed because I had absolutely no desire to breast feed. And my child has not been sick one day since he has been born.

Jessie - posted on 07/13/2010

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I planned on it my entire pregnancy but ended up hating it! Really hating it!! So its formula for our little girl.

Melissa - posted on 07/12/2010

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To the moms who 'chose' not to breastfeed (not the ones who wanted to or tried to) I'm very curious as to why you made this choice? Not in a judgemental way just curious!

Mary - posted on 07/11/2010

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I did not breastfeed. I tried at the beginning but not enough milk to satisfy him. Switched to formula and never looked back.My first child was formula fed as well and is very healthy, so is my son.

Sarah - posted on 07/11/2010

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i tried it but didnt keep it up. wish i did but i think with the second its harder xx

Jenn - posted on 07/10/2010

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I didn't, because I wanted know exactly how much he was eating. I didn't want to play the guessing game, especially in the middle of the night.

Coley - posted on 07/09/2010

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I had planned to breastfeed for at least 6 months, but my son wouldn't latch on, and I couldn't pump enough to satisfy him, so we supplimented with formula. After trying for a month, we switched to just formula. Yes, I know breastfeeding has way more health benefits for both mom and baby, but my son is happy and healthy and thriving, and that's all I can ask for. As long as its in the baby's best interest, there's nothing wrong with formula.

Amanda - posted on 07/09/2010

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I didn't breastfeed. She wasnt getting enough,, I find its alot easier to give formula because you know exactly how much they're drinking.

Tracey - posted on 07/09/2010

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I didn't breastfeed my first two. No shame in it. :) Milk is milk as far as I'm concerned. :)

Olivia - posted on 07/09/2010

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I was not able to do it. I had to go back to work after she was 4 weeks old. I didn't feel like it was a big deal. I didn't breast feed my older daughter either and both of them are very healthy. Don't let any one make you feel like it is a bad thing. There is nothing wrong with formula.

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