formula or pump breast milk

WENDY - posted on 10/23/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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hi,



i'm going back to work so soon but torn between pumping breast milk or using formula while i'm away. what should i do?



wendy

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Holly - posted on 10/24/2012

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i think that breast is best... but formula is fine for people who can't nurse

Dove - posted on 10/24/2012

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If you can pump, pump. It's cheaper and better. If you can't pump, formula is fine.

Amy - posted on 10/24/2012

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It's your choice, just remember that formula is expensive. And if you do not pump while away from your little one your supply willl drop. When I returned to work I actually did both becaue I was away 12+ hours a day but could only pump 2-3 times so my daughter would always get 1 or two bottles of formula once my initial stock pile ran out, and then when I was home I continued to feed on demand.

Jazmyne - posted on 10/24/2012

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If you are able to pump breast milk that would be perferable, however if you can't/ are unwilling to formula is a wonderful option as well. I personally formula feed, because I couldn't breastfeed my son. However the choice is up to you. Do what your heart tells you to. Also try not to let anyone get you down for choosing either way. It is your body, your baby, your choice. :)

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